The Front Range

Front Range is generally the Colorado’s most eastern, loosely defined group of mountains and hills extending from the Wyoming border to the north to Arkansas River Valley to the south. A more defined range, Sangre de Cristo Mountains, although extend even more easterly than any Front Range Mountains, with its Spanish Peaks, do not belong to the Front Range. Some scholars include Wyoming’s Laramie Mountains to the Front Range Mountains. A good assessment of what the Front Range is, can be found on a map of Colorado mountain ranges on the previous page. The highest mountain is Grays Peak, 14,270 (or also listed as 14,274 and 14,278: regardless of these, ranking 9th highest in Colorado - see 14ers.com) feet above see level.

The following mountains belong to the Front Range (listing from the south):
• Southwestern Front Range with Burned Timber Mtn., Waugh Mtn., Jack Hall Mtn., Big Baldy Mtn., Aspen Ridge, Kaufman Ridge, Flat Top Ridge, Black Mtn., and Thirtynine Mile Mountain
• Pikes Peak Massif
• Rampart Range
• Puma Hills
• Tarryall Mountains
• Kenosha Mountains
• Platte River Mountains
• Williams Fork Mountains
• Vasquez Mountains
• Indian Peaks
• Longs Peak Massif
• Never Summer Mountains
• Mummy Range
• Medicine Bow Mountains
• Laramie Mountains

Click on the photo to enlargePanorama of the Front Range

Panorama of the Front Range Mountains and the adjacent mountain ranges

The view shown above was made from altitude of 14,000", five miles east of Larkspur, CO on March 23, 2012. The original is 24,371 x 2,025 pixels, split here into thirty 1675 x 1050 pixel fragments. The Front Range Mountains are labeled in black or black with a green glow. Mountains that belong to the other ranges are labeled in red (Sangre de Cristo Mountains), light green (Wet Mountains), dark green (Sawatch Mountains), blue (Mosquito Range), purple (Gore Range), reddish-purple (Park Range -panorama on the next page), and pink (Rabbit Ears Range -panorama on the next page).

For other views, including wide panorama made from a point further north go to the Front Range 2 page, or view a 360° panorama of the Front Range Mountains made near Winter Park.

Eagle's View of the Front Range book: Download this free eBook in .pdf format (caution: large file - 53M), saved at very low resolution, mostly for evaluation purposes. A high quality version is available from the Store.
This book contains 572 pages with 575 photographs and 9 maps.



 

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