Did you know that 77 mountains in Rocky Mountain National Park have a summit above 12,000 feet? All of the peaks on this list aren’t quite that tall, but they’re all worth climbing.

Author’s Note: With summiting peaks in Colorado comes extreme elevation changes. Know the risks of altitude sickness, rapidly changing weather, and extreme conditions when hiking in the mountains of Colorado. In late 2020, Rocky Mountain National Park was damaged in areas by the Cameron Peak and East Troublesome fires resulting in some lasting closures. Read more from the National Park Service on the impacts here.

Leslie James is all about Colorado when it comes to writing features, sharing adventures, and creating colorful galleries. She loves camping, hiking, mountain biking and snowboarding. Leslie joined OutThere Colorado in November 2020.

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Just want to let you know that 1) the green mountain trail does not lead to a summit or peak- just to the beautiful meadows! And 2) that trail was destroyed in the East Troublesome Fire and is no longer accessible/a possible hike

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