The 14er Peaks Blog — Humboldt Peak

Humboldt Peak: 14,064 ft, 14er Rank #37/53

Humboldt Peak

Humboldt Peak: 14,064 ft, 14er Rank #37/53

Humboldt Peak - featured on Colorado 14ers Map 12 of 16 - is one of the easier fourteeners to climb in the Crestones area of the Sangre de Cristo Range and sees more hikers than any of the other 14er peaks in the range (according to Colorado Fourteener Initiative's 2015 use estimates), though still far fewer than the Sawatch and Front Range peaks. Humboldt Peak was named by German immigrants in the Wet Mountains Valley after Alexander van Humboldt - a German naturalist and explorer active in the first half of the 19th century. Best known for his wide-ranging scientific expedition to...

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