Vertical, Class, and Mileage

(This page is a work in progress)


Compiled by Cave Dog

The vertical and mileage estimates, although accounted to the foot or tenth of a mile, are still estimates with limited accuracy.  Oftentimes, the estimates are taken off of estimates from guidebooks or other challengers' measurements and altered according to the route differences.  However, no two people or guidebooks arrive at the same estimates for the same routes.  In addition, minor ups and downs are not included.  Trailhead names are used from Gerry Roach's Colorado Fourteeners:  From Hikes to Climbs:  Second Edition .  Oftentimes the exact starting point and routes were not the same as Roach's guidebook; however, whenever possible, the nearest trailhead name is used.  Class rankings also come from Roach's guidebook, when possible.  When the routes were selected during training, the routes that started and/or finished exactly 3,000 feet below the summits were usually decided upon with the aid of two topographical maps, two altimeters, and a GPS.  In every case, each altitude device arrived at a slightly different location.  In such cases, an effort was made to analyze their various particular inaccuracies and a location was chosen, usually at the lower end of the range of locations.  Short of hiring a surveyor, this was found to be the most accurate method possible.

 Vertical Distance, Class, and Mileage Chart


Eolus Group Wilson Group Sneffels Handies Redcloud Group

Uncompahgre Group San Luis Culebra Blanca Group Crestone Group

Antero Group Pyramid Mount of the Holy Cross Massive Elbert

La Plata Princeton Maroon Bells Group Castle Capitol Group

Harvard Group Sherman Lincoln Quandary Grays Group

Evans Group Pikes Peak Longs Peak Bottom of the Chart

 
Eolus Group
#
Name
Class
Elevation
Vertical Gain
Vertical Loss
Cumulative Vertical Gain
Cumulative Vertical Loss
Distance
Cumulative Distance
 
Chicago Basin Trailhead
 
11,082
 
 
 0
0
0
 
Windom Summit
2+
14,082
3,000
0
3,000
0
2.50

1
Low Point
3
13,480
0
602
3,000
602
0.25

 
Sunlight Summit
4
14,059
579
0
3,579
602
0.30

2
Twin Lakes
4
12,500
0
1,559
3,579
2,161
0.9

 
Eolus Summit
3
14,083
1,583
0
5,162
2,161
1.2

 
Chicago Basin Trailhead
3
11,082
0
3001
5,162
5,162
2.29

3
Needleton Trailend
1
8,212
0
2870
5,162
8,032
6.15

 
Subtotal
 
 
5,004
8,032
5,162
8,032




Wilson Group
#
Name
Class
Elevation
Vertical Gain
Vertical Loss
Cumulative Vertical Gain
Cumulative Vertical Loss
Distance
Cumulative Distance
 
Silver Pick Trailhead
 
11,080
 
 
5,162
8,032


 
Rock of Ages Saddle
1
13,020
1,940
0
7,102
8,032
?

 
Navajo Basin
2
12,300
0
720
7,102
8,752
0.5

 
Mt. Wilson Summit
4
14,246
1,976
30
9,078
8,782
1.0

4
Saddle
4
13,900
250
596
9,328
9,378
0.59

 
El Diente Summit
3
14,159
309
50
9,637
9,728
0.24

5
Navajo Basin
3
12,100
50
2,109
9,687
11,837
0.8

 
Wilson Peak Summit
3
14,017
1,967
50
11,654
11,887
1.4

6
Silver Pick Trailend
2
11,017
0
3,000
11,654
14,887
?

 
Subtotal
 
 
6,492
6,555
11,654
14,887



 
Sneffels
#
Name
Class
Elevation
Vertical Gain
Vertical Loss
Cumulative Vertical Gain
Cumulative Vertical Loss
Distance
Cumulative Distance
 
Yankee Boy Basin Road Trailhead
 
11,150
 
 
11,654
14,887


 
Sneffels Summit
2+
14,150
 3,000
0
14,654
14,887
2.7

7
Yankee Boy Basin Road Trailend
2+
11,150
0
3,000
14,654
17,887
2.7

 
Subtotal
 
 
3,000
3,000
14,654
17,887



 
Handies
#
Name
Class
Elevation
Vertical Gain
Vertical Loss
Cumulative Vertical Gain
Cumulative Vertical Loss
Distance
Cumulative Distance
 
American Basin Road Trailhead
 
11,048
   
14,654
17,887


 
Handies Summit
2
14,048
3,000
0
17,654
17,887
2.15

8
American Basin Road Trailend
2
11,048
0
3,000
17,654
20,887
2.15

 
Subtotal
   
3,000
3,000
17,654
20,887



 
Redcloud Group
#
Name
Class
Elevation
Vertical Gain
Vertical Loss
Cumulative Vertical Gain
Cumulative Vertical Loss
Distance
Cumulative Distance
 
Silver Creek Trailhead
 
10,400
 
 
17,654
20,887


 
Sunshine Summit
2
14,001
3,601
0
21,255
20,887
3.7

9
Saddle
2
13,500
0
501
21,255
21,388
0.40

 
Redcloud Summit
2
14,034
534
0
21,789
21,388
1.00

10
Silver Creek Trailend
2
10,400
0
3,634
21,789
25,022
2.8

 
Subtotal
 
 
4,135
4,135
21,789
25,022



 
Uncompahgre Group
#
Name
Class
Elevation
Vertical Gain
Vertical Loss
Cumulative Vertical Gain
Cumulative Vertical Loss
Distance
Cumulative Distance
 
Nellie Creek Road Trailhead
 
11,309
 
 
21,789
25,022


 
Uncompahgre Summit
2
14,309
3,000
0
24,789
25,022
3.0

11
Low Point
2
12,240
0
2,069
24,789
27,091
1.2

 
Wetterhorn Summit
3
14,015
1893
118
26,682
27,209
2.4

12
Matterhorn Trailend
3
10,720
0
3,295
26,682
30,504
2.8

 
Subtotal
 
 
4,893
5,482
26,682
30,504



 
San Luis
#
Name
Class
Elevation
Vertical Gain
Vertical Loss
Cumulative Vertical Gain
Cumulative Vertical Loss
Distance
Cumulative Distance
 
Stewart Creek Road Trailhead
 
10,620
 
 
26,682
30,504


 
San Luis Summit
1
14,014
3,454
60
30,136
30,564
6.00

13
Stewart Creek Road Trailend
1
10,540
 60
3,454
30,196
34,018
6.00

 
Subtotal
 
 
3,514
3,514
30,196
34,018



 
Culebra
#
Name
Class
Elevation
Vertical Gain
Vertical Loss
Cumulative Vertical Gain
Cumulative Vertical Loss
Distance
Cumulative Distance
 
Culebra Ranch Road Trailhead
 
11,047
 
 
30,196
34,018


 
Culebra Summit
2
14,047
3,000
0
33,196
34,018


14
Culebra Ranch Road Trailend
2
11,047
0
3,000
33,196
37,018


 
Subtotal
   
3,000
3,000
33,196
37,018



 
Blanca Group
#
Name
Class
Elevation
Vertical Gain
Vertical Loss
Cumulative Vertical Gain
Cumulative Vertical Loss
Distance
Cumulative Distance
 
Lake Como Road Trailhead
 
11,037
 
 
33,196
37,018


 
Little Bear Summit
4
14,037
 3,000
0
36,196
37,018


15
Low Point
4
11,940
0
2,097
36,196
39,115


 
Ellingwood Point Summit
2
14,042
 2,102
0
38,298
39,115


16
Saddle
3
13,680
0
362
38,298
39,477


 
Blanca Summit
2
14,345
665
0
38,963
39,477


17
Low Point
4
12,100
0
2,245
38,963
41,722


 
Lindsey Summit
2+
14,042
2,342
400
41,305
42,122


18
Huerfano River Trailend
2+
10,660
0
3,382
41,305
45,504


 
Subtotal
   
8,109
8,486
41,305
45,504



 
Crestone Group
#
Name
Class
Elevation
Vertical Gain
Vertical Loss
Cumulative Vertical Gain
Cumulative Vertical Loss
Distance
Cumulative Distance
 
South Colony Trailhead
 
11,060
 
 
41,305
45,504


 
Crestone Needle Summit
3
14,197
3,137
0
44,442
45,504


19
Cottonwood Lake
3
12,310
0
1,887
44,442
47,391


 
Crestone Peak
3
14,294
1,984
0
46,426
47,391


20
Bear's Playground
3
13,000
0
1,294
46,426
48,685


 
Challenger Point Summit
3
14,081
1,681
600
48,107
49,285


21
Bottom of Kit Carson Avenue
2
13,630
200
651
48,307
49,936


 
Kit Carson Summit
3
14,165
535
0
48,842
49,936


22
Bear's Playground
3
13,140
380
1,405
49,222
51,341


 
Humboldt Summit
2
14,064
1,354
430
50,576
51,771


23
South Colony Trailend
2
11,060
0
3,004
50,576
54,775


 
Subtotal
   
9,271
9,271
50,576
54,775



 
Antero Group
#
Name
Class
Elevation
Vertical Gain
Vertical Loss
Cumulative Vertical Gain
Cumulative Vertical Loss
Distance
Cumulative Distance
 
Baldwin Gulch Road Trailhead
 
11,269
 
 
50,576
54,775


 
Antero Summit
2
14,269
3,000
0
53,576
54,775


24
Low Point
2
11,900
160
2,529
53,736
57,304


 
Tabeguache Summit
2
14,155
2,305
50
56,041
57,354


25
Saddle
2
13,700
0
455
56,041
57,809


 
Shavano Summit
2
14,229
529
0
56,570
57,809


26
Blank Gulch Trailend
2
9,800
0
4,429
56,570
62,238


 
Subtotal
 
 
5,994
7,463
56,570
62,238



 
Pyramid
#
Name
Class
Elevation
Vertical Gain
Vertical Loss
Cumulative Vertical Gain
Cumulative Vertical Loss
Distance
Cumulative Distance
 
Maroon Lake Trailhead
 
9,600
 
 
56,570
62,238


 
Pyramid Summit
4
14,018
4,418
0
60,988
62,238


27
Maroon Lake Trailend
4
9,600
0
4,418
60,988
66,656


 
Subtotal
 
 
4,418
4,418
60,988
66,656



 
Mount of the Holy Cross
#
Name
Class
Elevation
Vertical Gain
Vertical Loss
Cumulative Vertical Gain
Cumulative Vertical Loss
Distance
Cumulative Distance
 
Halfmoon Trailhead
 
10,320
 
 
60,988
66,656


 
Halfmoon Pass
1
11,640
1,320
0
62,308
66,656


 
East Cross Creek
1
10,670
0
970
62,308
67,626


 
Holy Cross Summit
2
14,005
3,335
0
65,643
67,626


 
East Cross Creek
2
10,670
0
3,335
65,643
70,961


 
Halfmoon Pass
1
11,640
970
0
66,613
70,961


28
Halfmoon Trailend
1
10,320
0
1,320
66,613
72,281


 
Subtotal
 
 
5,625
5625
66,613
72,281



 
Massive
#
Name
Class
Elevation
Vertical Gain
Vertical Loss
Cumulative Vertical Gain
Cumulative Vertical Loss
Distance
Cumulative Distance
 
North Halfmoon Creek Trailhead
 
10,500
 
 
66,613
72,281


 
Massive Summit
2
14,421
3,921
0
70,534
72,821


29
North Halfmoon Creek Trailend
2
10,500
0
3,921
70,534
76,202


 
Subtotal
 
 
3,921
3,921
70,534
76,202



 
Elbert
#
Name
Class
Elevation
Vertical Gain
Vertical Loss
Cumulative Vertical Gain
Cumulative Vertical Loss
Distance
Cumulative Distance
 
South Halfmoon Creek Road Trailhead
 
11,250
 
 
70,534
76,202


 
Elbert Summit
2
14,433
3,183
0
73,717
76,202


30
South Halfmoon Creek Road Trailend
2
11,250
0
3,183
73,717
79,385


 
Subtotal
 
 
3,183
3,183 
73,717
79,385



 
La Plata
#
Name
Class
Elevation
Vertical Gain
Vertical Loss
Cumulative Vertical Gain
Cumulative Vertical Loss
Distance
Cumulative Distance
 
West Winfield Trailhead
 
10,900
 
 
73,717
79,385


 
La Plata Summit
2
14,336
3,436
0
77,153
79,385


31
West Winfield Trailend
2
10,900
0
3,436
77,153
82,821


 
Subtotal
 
 
3,436
3,436
77,153
82,821



 
Princeton
#
Name
Class
Elevation
Vertical Gain
Vertical Loss
Cumulative Vertical Gain
Cumulative Vertical Loss
Distance
Cumulative Distance
 
Mt. Princeton Road Trailhead
 
11,197
 
 
77,153
82,821


 
Princeton Summit
2
14,197
3,000
0
80,153
82,821


32
Mt. Princeton Road Trailend
2
11,197
0
3,000
80,153
85,821


 
Subtotal
 
 
3,000
3,000
80,153
85,821



 
Maroon Bells Group
#
Name
Class
Elevation
Vertical Gain
Vertical Loss
Cumulative Vertical Gain
Cumulative Vertical Loss
Distance
Cumulative Distance
 
Maroon Lake Trailhead
 
9,600
 
 
80,153
85,821


 
North Maroon Summit
4
14,014
4,414
0
84,567
85,821


33
Saddle
4
13,780
100
334
84,667
86,155


 
South Maroon Summit
4
14,156
376
0
85,043
86,155


34
Maroon Lake Trailend
3
9,600
100
4,656
85,143
90,811


 
Subtotal
 
 
4,990
4,990
85,143
90,811



 
Castle
#
Name
Class
Elevation
Vertical Gain
Vertical Loss
Cumulative Vertical Gain
Cumulative Vertical Loss
Distance
Cumulative Distance
 
Castle Creek Road Trailhead
 
11,265
 
 
85,143
90,811


 
Castle Summit
2
14,265
3,000
0
88,143
90,811


35
Castle Creek Road Trailend
2
11,265
0
3,000
88,143
93,811


 
Subtotal
 
 
3,000
3,000
88,143
93,811



 
Capitol Group
#
Name
Class
Elevation
Vertical Gain
Vertical Loss
Cumulative Vertical Gain
Cumulative Vertical Loss
Distance
Cumulative Distance
 
Lead King Basin Trailhead
 
9,720
 
 
88,143
93,811


 
Snowmass Summit
3
14,092
4,372
0
92,515
93,811


36
Low Point
4
12,320
300
2,072
92,815
95,883


 
Capitol Summit
4
14,130
1880
70
94,695
95,953


37
Capitol Creek Trailend
4
9,420
40
4,750
94,735
100,703


 
Subtotal
 
 
6,592
6,892
94,735
100,703



 
Harvard Group
#
Name
Class
Elevation
Vertical Gain
Vertical Loss
Cumulative Vertical Gain
Cumulative Vertical Loss
Distance
Cumulative Distance
 
South Winfield Road Trailhead
 
10,600
 
 
94,735
100,703


 
Huron Summit
2
14,003
3,403
0
98,138
100,703


38
Clohesy Lake
2
10,970
0
3,033
98,138
103,736


 
Clohesy Lake
 
10,930
0
40
98,138
103,776


 
Missouri Summit
2
14,067
3,137
0
101,275
103,776


39
Low Point
3
12,680
0
1,387
101,275
105,163


 
Belford Summit
2
14,197
1,517
0
102,792
105,163


40
Saddle
2
13,500
0
697
102,792
105,860


 
Oxford Summit
2
14,153
653
0
103,445
105,860


41
Low Point
2
11,100
0
3,053
103,445
108,913


 
Low Point
 
11,100
0
0
103,445
108,913


 
Harvard Summit
2
14,420
3,320
0
106,765
108,913


42
Low Point
2
12,240
0
2,180
106,765
111,093


 
Columbia Summit
2
14,073
1,833
0
108,598
111,093


43
Low Point
2
10,360
0
3,713
108,598
114,806


 
Low Point
 
10,360
0
0
108,598
114,806


 
Yale Summit
2
14,196
3,936
100
112,534
114,906


44
Denny Creek Trailend
2
9,900
0
4,296
112,534
119,202


 
Subtotal
 
 
17,799
18,499
112,534
119,202



 
Sherman
#
Name
Class
Elevation
Vertical Gain
Vertical Loss
Cumulative Vertical Gain
Cumulative Vertical Loss
Distance
Cumulative Distance
 
Fourmile Creek Road Trailhead
 
11,036
 
 
112,534
119,202


 
Sherman Summit
2
14,036
3,000
0
115,534
119,202


45
Fourmile Creek Road Trailhead
2
11,036
0
3,000
115,534
122,202


 
Subtotal
 
 
3,000
3,000
115,534
122,202



 
Lincoln Group
#
Name
Class
Elevation
Vertical Gain
Vertical Loss
Cumulative Vertical Gain
Cumulative Vertical Loss
Distance
Cumulative Distance
 
Kite Lake Road Trailhead
 
11,148
 
 
115,534
122,202


 
Democrat Summit
2
14,148
3,000
0
118,534
122,202


46
Saddle
2
13,380
0
768
118,534
122,970


 
Cameron
2
14,238
858
0
119,392
122,970


 
Saddle
2
14,081
0
157
119,392
123,127


 
Lincoln Summit
2
14,286
205
0
119,597
123,127


47
Saddle
2
13,850
0
436
119,597
123,563


 
Bross Summit
1
14,172
322
0
119,919
123,563


48
Kite Lake Road Trailend
2
11,172
80
3,080
119,999
126,643


 
Subtotal
 
 
4,465
4,441
119,999
126,643



 
Quandary
#
Name
Class
Elevation
Vertical Gain
Vertical Loss
Cumulative Vertical Gain
Cumulative Vertical Loss
Distance
Cumulative Distance
 
Blue Lakes Road Trailhead
 
11,265
 
 
119,999
126,643


 
Quandary Summit
2
14,265
3,000
0
122,999
126,643


49
Blue Lakes Road Trailend
2
11,265
0
3,000
122,999
129,643


 
Subtotal
 
 
3,000
3,000
122,999
129,643



 
Grays Group
#
Name
Class
Elevation
Vertical Gain
Vertical Loss
Cumulative Vertical Gain
Cumulative Vertical Loss
Distance
Cumulative Distance
 
Horseshoe Basin Trailhead
 
11,270
 
 
122,999
129,643


 
Grays Summit
2
14,270
3,000
0
125,999
129,643


50
Saddle
2
13,707
0
563
125,999
130,206


 
Torreys Summit
2
14,267
 560
0
126,559
130,206


51
Stevens Gulch Trailend
2
11,230
0
3,037