Fourteen Thousand Foot Peaks

Wetterhorn Peak in background with creek and wildflowers in foreground

Thirteen of Colorado’s 56 fourteeners are located in the  San Juan Mountains.  Five are found on the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest. If you long for a hike with few others and quiet solitude on the summit, consider climbing one of the many thirteen thousand foot peaks on our Forest. 


Located in the northern San Juan Mountains near the town of Lake City, these two peaks offer a range of climbing skills from the easier hike up the east and southwestern slopes of Uncompahgre Peak to the more technical and challenging climb of Wetterhorn Peak.

The remote and rugged Wilson Group, 13 miles southwest of Telluride are the sentinels of the San Miguel Mountains. These three peaks are some of Colorado's most difficult to climb. Wilson Peak is located on the GMUG National Forest while Mount Wilson and El Diente are located on the San Juan National Forest.

Located in the Mount Sneffels Wilderness, it is the prominent peak of the rugged northern San Juan Mountains. Mount Sneffels is notable for its great vertical relief, as it rises 7,200 feet above the towns of Ridgway and Ouray, creating one of the most photographed scenic ridgelines in the area. Locat

The San Juans most eastern peak, San Luis Peak is located in the heart of the La Garita Wilderness, 20 miles east of Lake City and 40 miles south of Gunnison. Because of its remote location, it has fewer visitors and much solitude! 

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