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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:  

Range (click for a peak list) Number of 14ers
Front 6
Tenmile 1
Mosquito 4
Sawatch 15
Sangre de Cristo 10
San Juan Mountains 12
Elk Mountains 5

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. This image was generated using a satellite photo taken after the first Colorado snowfall in late 2002. 
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Graphic created by Research Systems, Inc. Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC and further enhanced by Research Systems, Inc.
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