It's difficult to understand the size of Colorado until you spend time traveling
through the various sections of the Rocky Mountains. The state holds
thousands of peaks over 11,000 feet. Most of these peaks are found in the
major mountain ranges. But Colorado has
many other ranges - large and small. The Gore Range, Mummy Range, Flat
Tops, and others contain peaks over 12,000 feet in height - but no 14ers.
14ers can only be found in the following ranges:
This 2D graphic was created using a satellite image. The
major mountain ranges have been circled in blue.
Click on the upper right to see a larger version of the graphic (800x600, 125k size). Click
on a mountain range to view a list of all peaks over 13,000' in that range.
|3D Representations of the Colorado Mountains
On this image, vertical exaggeration
and color have been used to make the mountains stand out.
image was generated using a satellite photo taken after the
first Colorado snowfall in late 2002.
|Graphic created by Research Systems, Inc.
courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS
Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC and further enhanced by
Research Systems, Inc.