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Elkhead Mountains-10,000+ Foot Peaks with 300+ feet of Prominence

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Elkhead Mountains-10,000+ Foot Peaks with 300+ feet of Prominence
Created On: Mar 27, 2006
Last Edited On: Sep 16, 2013


This is the final push to the...East Meaden Peak from Sand Mountain

These are all of the 10,000 foot peaks in the Elkhead Mountains in Colorado that have over 300 foot prominence. Peaks without official names are in quotations. Names were taken from benchmarks, maps, or from the nearest named feature (such as a lake or peak). Peaks with mountain pages and photographs are in bold.

Note that Meaden Peak is marked differently on various maps. On the 7.5 minute/1:24,000 USGS maps, Meaden Peak is marked as what is East Meaden on this list. On the 1:100,000 USGS maps, Meaden Peak is marked as what is West Meaden Peak on this list.

Elkhead Mountains-10,000+ Foot Peaks with 300+ Feet Prominence

Hahns Peak in winterHahns Peak
The Northwest Ear and highest...Bears Ears
Rank Peak Name Feet
1 Meaden Peak East 10879
2 Black Mountain 10860
3 Sand Mountain 10847
4 *Hahns Peak 10839
5 Mount Oliphant 10670
6 Bears Ears 10577
7 Mount Welba 10569
8 Meaden Peak West 10561
9 Buck Point 10550
10 Diamond Peak 10428
11 "Cougar Mountain" 10335
12 Nipple Peak 10324
13 **Columbus Mountain 10253
14 "Slater Peak" 10252
15 "Forgotten Point" 10245
16 "South Diamond Peak" 10149
17 Sugarloaf Mountain 10100
18 Saddle Mountain 10057
Kessler sitting on the east...Black Mountain
Nipple PeakNipple Peak

Note: *There is some confusion as to whether Hahns Peak and Mount Farwell belong to the Sierra Madre or the Elkhead Mountains. According to the book the History of the Elkhead Mountains, Hahns Peak is the eastern-most point in the Elkhead Mountains.

From what I gather, the Elkhead Mountains end at the saddle between Hahns Peak and Farwell Mountain.

**Although Columbus Mountain itself is on BLM land, it seems that all accesses to the mountain are blocked by strips of private land.