The Sawatch Range

Mt Princeton and Nathrop

Colorado's Sawatch Range contains four of the five highest peaks in the state. All together there are fifteen mountains with summits more than fourteen thousand feet above sea level within the Range.

Beyond the altitude of its summits, the Sawatch Range is not particularly unique. It is located in the center of the Colorado Rockies (see map) and shares features both geological and ecological with many other ranges in Colorado. In this respect the Sawatch can be said to represent the "essence" of the Colorado Rockies. It is unique in terms of its own personal history.

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