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View of the Fletcher Group of the Tenmile Range off State Highway 91 North of Leadville. The mountain that looks largest is "Unnamed Peak 13,900'". Fletcher Mountain is the next largest peak to the left, although it is taller than "Unnamed Peak 13,900'" with an elevation of 13,951. It is only smaller than Quandary Peak in the Tenmile Range. Clinton Reservoir is in the foreground.

The Tenmile Range is a Mountain Range in Colorado. The range is an extension of the Mosquito Range. The two ranges are effectively the same range. They are split only by the Continental Divide and name. The Tenmile Range is on the west side of the divide, and the Mosquito on the east. The range is often referred to as the Tenmile-Mosquito Range.

The range is famous for its skiing, both backcountry and resort areas. There are ten peaks in the range named Peak 1 through Peak 10. Skiing is also on Peaks 7-10 in Breckenridge.

The highest point in the range is Quandary Peak with an elevation of 14,265 feet.

The Tenmile Range includes Pacific Tarn, believed to be the highest named lake in the United States.


Peaks over 13,500 ft in Elevation

  • Quandary Peak 14,265
  • Fletcher Mountain 13,951
  • Pacific Peak
  • Unnamed Peak 13,900
  • Crystal Peak 13,852
  • Atlantic Peak 13,841
  • Wheeler Mountain 13,690
  • Peak 10 13,633
  • Father Dyer Peak 13,615
  • North Star Mountain 13,614

Unusual Peaks (and the peaks of Breckenridge)

  • Peak 1 is the northernmost of the ten main peaks on the Ten Mile Range. This peak used to have a ski jumping hill for the town of Frisco.
  • Peak 6 is to the north of Breckenridge, Colorado and in recent years, Breckenridge Ski Resort has proposed expansions onto this peak.
  • Peak 7 is currently the northernmost of the four peaks making up Breckenridge Ski Resort. The upper segment, with a recognizable hump, contains various expert bowl skiing reachable via a hike from the T-Bar. Below the bowl terrain is a variety of blue cruising runs, serviced by the Independence SuperChair six pack, the new Lodge at Peak 7, and a midway terminal on the BreckConnect Gondola. The Shock Hill Development sits below "Peak 7."
  • Peak 8, directly to the south of Peak 7, is best known for having the highest lift in North America, the Imperial Express SuperChair, topping out near the top of the peak at 12,840 feet. The top of the peak is the highest point of Breckenridge Ski Resort. The above treeline segments consist of a variety of bowls like Horseshoe Bowl, Contest Bowl, Cucumber Bowl, and Imperial Bowl. Below tree line, a variety of terrain from learning trails off of Lift 7 to advanced cruising runs off of the Colorado and Rocky Mountain SuperChairs and mogul runs off of Lift 6 exist to cater to skiers of most levels.
  • Peak 9 is the first of the four peaks of Breckenridge to not contain above tree line terrain, thus the high alpine area is all backcountry terrain. Skiing terrain doesn't start until below tree line, at around 11,460 feet. This area consists of intermediate terrain, varying from mogul runs off of Lifts C and E to cruising terrain off of the Beaver Run and Mercury SuperChairs. Below that is a lot of learning green trails, serviced by a triple chairlift (Lift A), and a unique double loading six pack (Quicksilver Super6).
  • Peak 10 is the last of the peaks to be numbered. From its bottom at the top of Quicksilver up, there come a variety of blue black, black, and double black runs, serviced by a detachable quad (Falcon SuperChair), and then various backcountry types of terrain and lots of basins.

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