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For information about mountaineering on these magnificent mountains,
see Gerry’s guidebook, Rocky Mountain National Park.

Rocky Mountain National Park Summits

– Sorted by Elevation

Notes
Rank
RMNP
Elev
feet
Prom
feet
  Summit Name Parent Iso
miles
  Quadrangle Rg Sg G J
1 14,255 2,940   Longs Pk Torreys Pk 43.71   Longs Pk FR RM 19 5
  14,060 240   “Southeast Longs” Longs Pk 0.10   Longs Pk FR RM 1  
2 13,911 451   Meeker, Mt Longs Pk 0.73   Allenspark FR RM 7 4
  13,860 40   Meeker Ridge Meeker, Mt 0.17   Allenspark FR RM 2 1
  13,820 20   Keyboard of the Winds Longs Pk 0.24   Longs Pk FR RM    
3 13,579 719   Chiefs Head Pk Longs Pk 1.39   Isolation Pk FR RM 2 4
4 13,560 2,420   Hagues Pk Longs Pk 15.97   Trail Ridge FR RM
MU
3 3
5 13,514 1,134   Ypsilon Mtn Hagues Pk 2.63   Trail Ridge FR RM
MU
4 2
6 13,502 922   Fairchild Mtn Ypsilon Mtn 1.18   Trail Ridge FR RM
MU
3 3
7 13,497 397   Pagoda Mtn Longs Pk 0.65   Isolation Pk FR RM 2 2
8 13,425 485   Mummy Mtn Hagues Pk 1.36   Estes Park FR RM
MU
3 4
  13,420 200   Rowe Pk Hagues Pk 0.41   Trail Ridge FR RM
MU
2 1
  13,340 40   Ships Prow Longs Pk 0.46   Longs Pk FR RM 1  
  13,340 40   Glacier Ridge Longs Pk 0.45   Longs Pk FR RM 1  
9 13,327 827   McHenrys Pk Chiefs Head Pk 1.24   McHenrys Pk FR RM 2 1
  13,326 186   Storm Pk B Longs Pk 0.79   Longs Pk FR RM 3 6
10 13,310 850   Alice, Mt Chiefs Head Pk 1.37   Isolation Pk FR RM 2 2
11 13,281 301   Lady Washington, Mt Longs Pk 0.76   Longs Pk FR RM 5 6
12 13,208 388   Powell Pk McHenrys Pk 0.44   McHenrys Pk FR RM 3 1
  13,184 44   Rowe Mtn Hagues Pk 0.86   Trail Ridge FR RM
MU
2 1
13 13,176 1,156   Copeland Mtn Alice, Mt 4.06   Isolation Pk FR RM 1 4
14 13,153 413   Taylor Pk B Powell Pk 1.03   McHenrys Pk FR RM 3 5
15 13,138 718   Ogalalla Pk Copeland Mtn 1.36   Isolation Pk FR RM
IP
3 2
16 13,118 938   Isolation Pk Copeland Mtn 2.18   Isolation Pk FR RM 2 3
S1 13,069 283   Chiquita, Mt Ypsilon Mtn 1.00   Trail Ridge FR RM
MU
4 2
17 12,949 489   East Desolation Pk Ypsilon Mtn 1.17   Trail Ridge FR RM
MU
1 1
18 12,940 2,680   Richthofen, Mt Clark Pk B 9.67   Mt Richthofen FR RM
NS
1 2
19 12,928 1,220   Julian, Mt Ypsilon Mtn
Taylor Pk B
7.18
 
  Grand Lake FR RM 2 1
20 12,922 902   Stones Pk Julian, Mt 2.26   McHenrys Pk FR RM 1 2
  12,918 178   West Desolation Pk East Desolation Pk 0.20   Trail Ridge FR RM
MU
1 1
21 12,900 560   Ida, Mt Julian, Mt 1.14   Grand Lake FR RM 5 3
22 12,848 468   Elk Tooth Ogalalla Pk 0.66   Isolation Pk FR RM
IP
1 1
23 12,820 400   PT 12,820 Ida, Mt
Julian, Mt
0.67
 
  Grand Lake FR RM 4 4
24 12,810 880   Howard Mtn Richthofen, Mt 2.95   Mt Richthofen FR RM
NS
1 1
  12,804 104   Chief Cheley Pk PT 12,820 0.25   Grand Lake FR RM 4 4
25 12,797 417   Cirrus, Mt Howard Mtn 0.56   Mt Richthofen FR RM
NS
2 2
  12,780 80   Cracktop PT 12,820 0.25   Grand Lake FR RM 3 4
  12,736 236   “Stapps Pk” Stones Pk 0.58   McHenrys Pk FR RM 1 1
26 12,725 425   Cumulus, Mt Howard Mtn 1.16   Mt Richthofen FR RM
NS
1 1
  12,718 258   Terra Tomah Mtn Julian, Mt 0.61   Trail Ridge FR RM 1 1
27 12,716 1,456   PT 12,716 Hagues Pk 5.02   Comanche Pk FR RM
CP
MU
1 1
  12,716 256   Ouzel Pk Ogalalla Pk 1.12   Isolation Pk FR RM 2 2
28 12,713 733   Hallett Pk Taylor Pk B 1.98   McHenrys Pk FR RM 4 9
29 12,713 573   Sprague Mtn Stones Pk 0.99   McHenrys Pk FR RM 2 5
  12,710 110   Comanche Pk B PT 12,716 0.47   Comanche Pk FR RM
CP
MU
2 2
30 12,706 646   Nimbus, Mt Cumulus, Mt 0.95   Mt Richthofen FR RM
NS
1 2
  12,668 88   Thatchtop Powell Pk 1.08   McHenrys Pk FR RM 2 4
  12,660 240   Arrowhead McHenrys Pk 0.51   McHenrys Pk FR RM 2 1
31 12,632 332   Mahana Pk Isolation Pk 0.62   Isolation Pk FR RM 2 2
32 12,630 490   Sharkstooth, The Taylor Pk B 0.55   McHenrys Pk FR RM 2 1
  12,580 240   Static Pk Richthofen, Mt 0.54   Mt Richthofen FR RM
NS
1 1
  12,575 275   Spearhead, The Chiefs Head Pk 0.43   McHenrys Pk FR RM 2 1
  12,571 231   Dunraven, Mt Mummy Mtn
Hagues Pk
1.27
 
  Estes Park FR RM
MU
1 1
33 12,565 1,185   Andrews Pk Alice, Mt 2.47   Isolation Pk FR RM 2 1
  12,540 160   Stratus, Mt Nimbus, Mt 0.44   Mt Richthofen FR RM
NS
1 1
34 12,537 477   Lead Mtn A Cirrus, Mt 0.99   Mt Richthofen FR RM
NS
1 1
  12,500 120   Hayden Spire Sprague Mtn 0.44   McHenrys Pk FR RM 1 1
  12,500 80   Hart Ridge Cirrus, Mt 0.42   Mt Richthofen FR RM
NS
2 1
35 12,489 1,731   Specimen Mtn Lead Mtn A
Ida, Mt
4.68
 
  Fall River Pass FR RM 1 2
36 12,486 426   Otis Pk Hallett Pk 0.80   McHenrys Pk FR RM 4 7
37 12,466 1,166   Sundance Mtn A Julian, Mt
Ida, Mt
3.57
 
  Trail Ridge FR RM 2 3
38 12,454 434   Chapin, Mt Sundance Mtn A
Ypsilon Mtn
1.81
 
  Trail Ridge FR RM
MU
3 3
39 12,438 458   “Never Summer Pk” Lead Mtn A 0.5   Mt Richthofen FR RM
NS
1 1
40 12,420 359   Tanima Pk Mount Alice 1.4   Isolation Pk FR RM 1 2
S2 12,397 297   Baker Mtn Nimbus, Mt 1.1   Mt Richthofen FR RM
NS
1 1
  12,380 120   Tepee Mtn Richthofen, Mt 0.4   Mt Richthofen FR RM
NS
1 1
41 12,375 595   Watanga Mtn Hiamovi Mtn 1.2   Isolation Pk FR RM
IP
1 3
  12,363 183   Ptarmigan Point Hallett Pk 1.1   McHenrys Pk FR RM 5 2
42 12,355 535   Trail Ridge Sundance Mtn A 2.9   Fall River Pass FR RM 1  
  12,335 235   Flatiron Mtn A East Desolation Pk 1.33   Trail Ridge FR RM
MU
1 1
  12,331 151   Knobtop Mtn Hallett Pk 1.7   McHenrys Pk FR RM 3 3
43 12,324 304   Ptarmigan Mtn Andrews Pk 1.38   McHenrys Pk FR RM 2 1
  12,324 24   Flattop Mtn A Hallett Pk 0.46   McHenrys Pk FR RM 8 12
44 12,308 408   PT 12,308 PT 12,716 1.6   Comanche Pk FR RM
CP
MU
1 1
45 12,307 407   “North Specimen” Specimen Mtn 0.6   Fall River Pass FR RM 1 1
46 12,305 325   “Dundicking” Mummy Mtn 1.8   Estes Park FR RM
MU
1 1
  12,300 200   Green Knoll Nimbus, Mt 0.8   Mt Richthofen FR RM
NS
1 1
47 12,274 734   Snowdrift Pk Sprague Mtn 2.5   McHenrys Pk FR RM 2 3
48 12,258 318   Fall Mtn PT 12,716 2.0   Comanche Pk FR RM
CP
MU
1 1
49 12,250 350   “Fleur de Lis” Isolation Pk 1.5   Isolation Pk FR RM 1 1
50 12,241 381   “Ptarmigan’s Beak” Andrews Pk 0.8   Isolation Pk FR RM 2  
51 12,228 888   Lulu Mtn North Nokhu Crag 1.6   Fall River Pass FR RM
NS
2 2
S3 12,220 280   Eagles Beak Tanima Pk 0.5   Isolation Pk FR RM 1 2
  12,220 120   Cleaver, The Tanima Pk 0.5   Isolation Pk FR RM 1 1
  12,220 80   Pilot Mtn Alice, Mt 0.6   Isolation Pk FR RM 1 1
  12,220 80   Dragons Egg Rock Meeker, Mt 0.5   Allenspark FR RM 1 1
52 12,216 636   Nakai Pk PT 12,820 1.5   Grand Lake FR RM 2 3
53 12,162 902   Saint Vrain Mtn “Red Deer Mtn” 2.9   Allenspark FR RM
IP
3 7
54 12,148 488   West Stormy Pk “Dundicking” 2.2   Pingree Park FR RM
CP
MU
1 1
S4 12,140 280   Sugarloaf Mtn West Stormy Pk 1.6   Pingree Park FR RM
MU
1 1
  12,129 109   Notchtop Mtn Hallett Pk 1.2   McHenrys Pk FR RM 3 1
55 12,121 301   Adams, Mt Watanga Mtn 1.5   Isolation Pk FR RM 1 2
56 12,060 400   Thunder Mtn B Lulu Mtn 0.60   Fall River Pass FR RM
NE
MU
1 2
  12,060 200   Skull Point Fall Mtn 1.9   Comanche Pk FR RM
MU
1 1
  12,044 64   Battle Mtn Lady Washington, Mt 1.1   Longs Pk FR RM 2 1
  12,020 80   East Stormy Pk West Stormy Pk 0.5   Pingree Park FR RM
CP
MU
1 1
57 12,018 318   “Electrode, The” Richthofen, Mt 0.8   Mt Richthofen FR RM
NS
1 1
58 12,007 347   Craig, Mt “Fleur de Lis” 1.5   Isolation Pk FR RM 1 1
  12,005 225   “Fall River Pass Mtn” “Trail Ridge” 1.10   Trail Ridge FR RM 2 1
  11,980 200   “Aiguille de Fleur” “Fleur de Lis” 0.4   Isolation Pk FR RM    
59 11,957 617   Twin Peaks Adams, Mt 1.7   Shadow Mtn FR RM
IP
1 1
  11,939 119   Gabletop Mtn Stones Pk 1.8   McHenrys Pk FR RM 2 2
60 11,909 369   Marmot Point Trail Ridge 1.4   Trail Ridge FR RM 1 2
  11,909 49   Pine Ridge Lady Washington, Mt 1.7   Longs Pk FR RM 1 1
61 11,860 440   “Poudre Pk” “North Specimen” 2.0   Fall River Pass FR RM 1  
  11,831 171   Dickinson, Mt “Dundicking” 1.5   Estes Park FR RM
MU
1 2
  11,740 80   North Ridge Pagoda Mtn 1.4   Allenspark FR RM 1  
  11,734 154   Neota, Mt Thunder Mtn B 0.5   Fall River Pass FR RM
NE
NS
1 1
  11,724 64   Mount Orton Pagoda Mtn 1.6   Allenspark FR RM 3 2
62 11,722 302   Tombstone Ridge Sundance Mtn A 3.0   Trail Ridge FR RM 2 1
63 11,721 301   “Roaring Pk” Adams, Mt 0.7   Isolation Pk FR RM
IP
1 1
64 11,704 524   Jackstraw Mtn Ida, Mt 2.1   Fall River Pass FR RM 1 2
65 11,632 412   Meadow Mtn B Saint Vrain Mtn 1.2   Allenspark FR RM
IP
3 10
  11,605 225   Red Mtn I Nimbus, Mt 1.3   Mt Richthofen FR RM
NS
1 1
  11,586 26   Little Matterhorn Hallett Pk 1.7   McHenrys Pk FR RM 2 1
  11,582 82   Ramsey Pk West Stormy Pk 1.5   Pingree Park FR RM
MU
1 1
  11,482 222   Half Mtn Lady Washington, Mt 2.3   McHenrys Pk FR RM 2 1
66 11,463 803   Bighorn Mtn Mummy Mtn 3.2   Estes Park FR RM
MU
4 7
67 11,428 2,288   East Twin Sisters Pk Lady Washington, Mt 5.1   Longs Pk FR RM 4 4
68 11,424 604   Patterson, Mt Snowdrift Pk 2.4   Grand Lake FR RM 1 1
  11,413 73   West Twin Sisters Pk East Twin Sisters Pk 0.1   Longs Pk FR RM 4 4
69 11,376 356   Twin Sisters Mtn East Twin Sisters Pk 0.4   Longs Pk FR RM 4 1
  11,340 160   Shipler Mtn Specimen Mtn 1.9   Fall River Pass FR RM 1 2
70 11,254 314   Tileston, Mt Bighorn Mt 1.2   Estes Park FR RM
MU
2 4
  11,248 220   South Signal Mtn Signal Mtn 0.6   Pingree Park FR RM
MU
3 3
71 11,220 800   PT 11,220 “Poudre Pk” 2.8   Trail Ridge FR RM 1 1
72 11,078 458   Joe Mills Mtn Hallett Pk 1.7   McHenrys Pk FR RM 3 3
  11,060 120   “Gable Gate” Joe Mills Mtn
Hallett Pk
0.72
2.17
  McHenrys Pk FR RM 2 1
73 11,058 358   PT 11,058 Signal Mtn 1.8   Pingree Park FR RM
CP
MU
1  
S5 11,034 294   Bryant, Mt Craig, Mt 3.2   Shadow Mtn FR RM 1 1
74 11,006 746   Estes Cone East Twin Sisters Pk 2.7   Longs Pk FR RM 3 3
75 10,965 545   PT 10,965 Jackstraw Mtn 2.1   Grand Lake FR RM 1  
  10,940 80   Sheep Rock Jackstraw Mtn 2.0   Fall River Pass FR RM 1  
  10,940 80   Gable, The Joe Mills Mtn
Hallett Pk
0.71
2.20
  McHenrys Pk FR RM 1 1
  10,900 40   Cairns, Mt Craig, Mt 1.5   Isolation Pk FR RM 1 1
76 10,859 399   Dark Mtn Bighorn Mt 2.5   Estes Park FR RM
MU
3 3
77 10,855 355   PT 10,855 PT 11,220 1.6   Trail Ridge FR RM 1 1
  10,831 211   Crags, The East Twin Sisters Pk 0.7   Longs Pk FR RM 1  
  10,788 128   Nisa Mtn Patterson, Mt 1.0   Grand Lake FR RM 1 1
  10,781 241   Enentah, Mt Ptarmigan Mtn 2.0   Grand Lake FR RM 1  
78 10,761 421   Wuh, Mt Joe Mills Mtn 1.1   McHenrys Pk FR RM 2 1
S6 10,715 295   Lookout Mtn Meeker, Mt 2.6   Allenspark FR RM 2  
  10,660 40   Castle Rock C Joe Mills Mtn 1.3   McHenrys Pk FR RM 1 1
79 10,567 427   “Lightning Pk” Estes Cone 0.67   Longs Pk FR RM 2 1
  10,508 168   Acoma, Mt Twin Peaks 1.8   Shadow Mtn FR RM
IP
1  
  10,491 231   Beaver Mtn Tombstone Ridge 1.5   McHenrys Pk FR RM 2 1
80 10,486 946   McGregor Mtn Dark Mtn 1.3   Estes Park FR RM
MU
2 1
S7 10,421 281   Wescott, Mt Craig, Mt 1.3   Shadow Mtn FR RM 2 1
  10,344 124   Horsetooth Pk Lookout Mtn 0.4   Allenspark FR RM 2 1
81 10,313 893   Green Mtn Patterson, Mt 1.9   Grand Lake FR RM 1  
  10,300 160   West Glacier Knob Otis Pk 1.7   McHenrys Pk FR RM 2 1
82 10,225 445   East Glacier Knob Otis Pk 2.0   McHenrys Pk FR RM 2 1
83 10,192 412   PT 10,192 Green Mtn 1.7   Grand Lake FR RM 1  
  10,155 255   Shadow Mtn Craig, Mt 4.1   Shadow Mtn FR RM 1  
84 10,134 554   “Thunder Pk” “Lightning Pk” 0.66   Longs Pk FR RM 2 1
85 10,068 928   Needles, The McGregor Mtn 1.4   Estes Park FR RM
MU
3 4
86 10,013 1,073   Deer Mtn McGregor Mtn 2.4   Estes Park FR RM 2 1
S8 9,794 294   Sheep Mtn Needles, The 1.9   Estes Park FR RM
MU
2 1
87 9,723 423   PT 9,723 Patterson, Mt 1.9   Grand Lake FR RM 1  
  9,620 40   Bierstadt Moraine East Glacier Knob 1.69   McHenrys Pk FR RM 1 1
  9,606 146   Lumpy Ridge Needles, The 1.1   Estes Park FR RM
MU
2 1
  9,543 203   Deer Ridge Deer Mtn 2.1   Estes Park FR RM 1 1
  9,538 238   Steep Mtn Wuh, Mt 2.1   Longs Pk FR RM 4 3
88 9,237 537   Emerald Mtn PT 10,134 1.6   Longs Pk FR RM 3 1
89 9,140 360   “Gem Pk” Needles, The 2.4   Estes Park FR RM
MU
1 1
90 8,906 686   Eagle Cliff Mtn Gianttrack Mtn 1.5   Longs Pk FR RM 3 1
91 8,834 534   Castle Mtn Needles, The 1.8   Estes Park FR RM
MU
3 1
  8,820 0   South Lateral Moraine Emerald Mtn 1.88   Longs Pk FR RM 1 1
  8,789 169   Twin Owls, The “Gem Pk” 0.9   Estes Park FR RM
MU
2  

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Notes by Gerry Roach

  1. Our climbs in Rocky Mountain National Park
    Gerry Roach’s totals: 336 ascents; 91/91 hard ranked; 8/8 soft ranked; 167/169 overall
    Jennifer Roach’s totals: 304 ascents; 82/91 hard ranked; 7/8 soft ranked; 148/169 overall
    Gerry and Jennifer’s combined total as of 10/17/10: 640 ascents

  2. There are 169 summits on this list, of which 91 are hard ranked and 8 are soft ranked.

  3. Every peak on this list is in or on the boundary of Rocky Mountain National Park.

  4. Mount Cumulus (12,725 feet) on the Mount Richthofen Quad.
    The map is missing a contour line at the north summit. It may be slightly higher than the 12,725-foot summit. A large cairn and a register are on the north summit. The ridge between the two is easy.

  5. Comanche Peak (12,702 feet) on the Comanche Peak Quad.
    The point marked 12,702, which has a register, is actually the lowest of the three southwest-to-northeast points on the ridge. The highest, and most interesting to climb, is the southwest point. Gerry determined that PT 12,681, which is 1/2 mile to the northwest, is higher than all the points adjacent to the named, 12,702 summit. Point 12,681 has a benchmark on top with the elevation 12,716 feet, and is listed as PT 12,716.

  6. Pine Ridge (11,909 feet) on the Longs Peak Quad.
    The map indicates that the summit above Pine Ridge with the extrapolated elevation of 11,940 feet is the summit of this feature. There is another 11,909-foot summit 0.2 mile north of the 11,940-foot summit. Gerry’s careful hand level measurements from both these summits determined that the northern, 11,909-foot summit is indeed higher than the alleged 11,940-foot summit. Thus, the map is wrong. Since the northern summit has a given elevation, it is reasonable to assume that the highest contour line on the 11,940-foot summit is spurious, and that it is less than 11,909 feet. Accordingly, Gerry uses 11,909 feet for the elevation of Pine Ridge.

  7. The Gable (10,940 feet) on the McHenrys Peak Quad.
    There has been a debate for decades about what is the summit of the officially named feature called The Gable, which rises dramatically above Odessa Lake. The name on the quad is clearly embracing the lower, 10,940-foot summit, while just 100 yards southwest is a higher, 11,060-foot summit. The higher summit is actually a massif of four rocky summits of nearly equal elevation with the easternmost being the highest. This issue is what I call the Lone Eagle Problem, where a summit that is dramatic when seen from below is actually just the end of a ridge that rises behind the dramatic feature. In the case of The Gable, none of the five summits come close to ranking, so this is a question for purists. A similar situation exists on nearby Castle Rock to the north of The Gable. There, the summit is clearly the easternmost spire even though higher summits exist along the ridge to the west. Some contend that the entire massif of five rocky summits is the feature to which the name The Gable applies, and that the highest of the five summits should be the summit of The Gable. I was in this camp for decades and listed The Gable at 11,060 feet. Recent views of, and a climb of the different summits changed my mind. Some had lobbied me for decades that the position of the name on the map decides the issue, and that the name is clearly on the lower, 10,940-foot spire that rises directly above Odessa Lake. I have switched camps, and now agree with this logic. To appease both camps, I now list The Gable at 10,940 feet, and list the higher, 11,060-foot summit under the moniker “Gable Gate.” The higher summits of “Gable Gate” are simple scampers, but reaching the top of The Gable requires climbing a 40-foot, Class 4 pitch.

    The Gable rising above Lake Odessa The Gable rising above Lake Odessa.

    You can clearly see the five summits in question.

    The Gable is the lower, right (easternmost) summit.

    “Gable Gate” is the farthest right of the other four, higher summits.


  8. I am adding the park’s moraines to this list. Perhaps they are strange features for a peak list, but they are named geographic features, at least as notable as named ridges. These moraines are very old, and determining their highpoints is an interesting question. They may have a highpoint along their ridgeline, but more likely their highpoints are where they depart from the upstream mountain. This is the case with the South Lateral Moraine. In such a case, the prominence of the moraine is zero.

    Bierstadt Moraine has multiple choices for it’s highpoint, and a geologist poking around in summer conditions might be able to make a determination. Complicating the issue is the fact that multiple ice ages have sent glaciers streaming down this terrain, and there have been times when ice covered the entire area in question. The biggest clue for the extent of Bierstadt Moraine is that the western-most positioning of the name on the McHenrys Peak Quad is not on the ridge line, but below it to the south at the slope-angle break. Accordingly, I have determined the highpoint of Bierstadt Moraine to be a small closed 9,600-foot contour near the location where this slope-angle break departs from the ridge. Another interesting candidate for this moraine’s highpoint is a distinct 20-foot high boulder on the ridge 0.2 mile west of the small bump at the 9,600-foot contour. This boulder was clearly left behind by a glacier. It provides a jolly Class 3 ascent on it’s sloping south side.
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