List "San Juan Core 18 Quads" By GerryRoach Notes: This list is defined by:
Every hard ranked peak in a 4x4 block of 16 quadrangles with the Mount Sneffels quad in the northwest corner, plus 2 adjoining quads that hold hard ranked Fourteeners.
The 18 quads, listed from top left to bottom right by row, are:
Mount Sneffels 9 pks, Ouray 4 pks Wetterhorn Peak 19 pks, Uncompahgre Peak 13 pks,
Telluride 15 pks, Ironton 14 pks, Handies Peak 24 pks, Redcloud Peak 16 pks,
Mount Wilson 9 pks, Ophir 23 pks, Silverton 13 pks, Howardsville 14 pks, Pole Creek Mountain 13 pks,
Engineer Mountain 7 pks, Snowdon Peak 12 pks, Storm King Peak 35 pks, Rio Grande Pyramid 14 pks,
Columbine Pass 18 pks.
As a measure of this list’s importance, 256 of the 272 peaks on this list are also on the list of Colorado’s
1,000 highest peaks. That’s more than a quarter of Colorado’s highest peaks condensed in a small area
of only 1% of Colorado’s area!