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a nation of suckers, up for grabs by the next charlatan who comes along.
– Carl Sagan

Summits of Colorado’s Vasquez Mountains

– Sorted by Elevation

Notes
Rank Elev
feet
Prom
feet
Summit Name Proximate Parent
Line Parent (if diff)
Iso
miles
Quadrangle Land Rg G J
1 12,947 1,007 Vasquez Pk “Hassell Pk” 4.03 Berthoud Pass VP VM 1 8
2 12,804 1,272 Byers Pk Vasquez Pk
“Hassell Pk”
6.80
 
Byers Pk BP VM 1 2
3 12,803 352 Bobtail BM Vasquez Pk
“Hassell Pk”
2.22
 
Byers Pk VP VM 1 2
4 12,763 623 PT 12,763 Vasquez Pk
Bobtail BM
2.56
 
Berthoud Pass VP VM 1 2
5 12,703 643 Bills Pk Byers Pk 1.02 Byers Pk BP VM 1 2
6 12,686 426 PT 12,686 A Bills Pk 1.23 Byers Pk BP VM 1 1
  12,652 272 Nystrom, Mt Bobtail BM 1.99 Byers Pk VP VM 1 3
S1 12,580 280 PT 12,580 D Bills Pk 0.52 Byers Pk BP VM 1  
7 12,521 821 Stanley Mtn Vasquez Pk 1.85 Berthoud Pass VP VM 1 1
S2 12,420 280 PT 12,420 PT 12,686 A 0.85 Byers Pk BP VM 1  
8 12,317 417 “Rad Pk” Woods Mtn
“Hassell Pk”
1.71
 
Berthoud Pass HM VM 1 1
S3 12,316 296 PT 12,316 Vasquez PK
Bobtail BM
0.93
 
Berthoud Pass VP VM 1  
9 12,246 346 Saint Louis Pk PT 12,348
PT 12,686 A
2.42
 
Byers Pk AR VM 1 2
10 12,100 480 Red Mtn “Rad Pk” 0.99 Berthoud Pass HM VM 1  
  12,060 160 South Twin Cone Colorado Mines Pk
Stanley Mtn
3.17
 
Berthoud Pass VP VM 1 1
  12,058 198 North Twin Cone Colorado Mines Pk
Stanley Mtn
3.55
 
Berthoud Pass VP VM 1 1
11 11,773 833 Ptarmigan Pk Byers Pk 2.88 Bottle Pass BP VM 1 2
12 11,642 382 PT 11,642 Bills Pk 2.79 Ute Peak BP VM    
S4 11,584 284 Bottle Pk Ptarmigan Pk 0.67 Bottle Pass BP VM 2 3
  11,122 22 Green Ridge Ptarmigan Pk 0.99 Bottle Pass BP VM    

Notes by Gerry Roach

  1. Our Vasquez Mountains climbs above 11,000 feet
    Gerry Roach’s totals: 19 ascents; 11/12 hard ranked; 4/4 soft ranked; 18/20 overall
    Jennifer Roach’s totals: 31 ascents; 10/12 hard ranked; 1/4 soft ranked; 14/20 overall
    Gerry and Jennifer’s combined total as of 11/8/09: 50 ascents

  2. There are 20 summits on this list, of which 12 are hard ranked and 4 are soft ranked.

  3. Only summits above 11,000 feet are included on this list.

  4. This list’s scope is west of U.S. 40 near Berthoud Pass, south of the Colorado River near Hot Sulphur Springs, north of Woods Creek east of the Continental Divide, and north of the Williams Fork west of the Continental Divide.

  5. All of the peaks on this list are in Colorado’s Front Range, and Vasquez Mountains Sub Range, a fact denoted by the abbreviation VM in the Rg column.

  6. The Land Column gives the land use designation. The abbreviations used are
    • BP - peak is in the Byers Peak Wilderness Area
    • VP - peak is in the Vasquez Peak Wilderness Area
    • HM - peak is on the Henderson Mine property
    • AR - peak is in the Arapaho National Forest and none of the above areas

  7. Gerry handleveled between the two summits of “Rad Peak” and determined that the highest is the southern summit with the given elevation of 12,317 feet.

  8. Mining operations have removed the upper 200 feet of Red Mountain. Coordinates were taken from the highest ground on 6-17-07. They gave a 12,100-foot summit elevation via interpolation, and this is consistent with an elevation reading from a GPS.

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