Mt Princeton Summit Markers to commemorate your hike!
Mount Princeton is 14,197 ft peak in Colorado and ranks 20th among the 14ers of Colorado. It lies in the Collegiate Peaks, in the central part of the Sawatch Range, just west of the Arkansas River. While not one of the highest peaks of the Sawatch it is one of the most dramatic, abrubtly rising nearly 7,000 feet above the Arkansas valley in only 6 miles.
Mount Princeton is located within the San Isabel National Forest. The first recorded ascent was on July 17, 1877, at 12:30 pm by William Libbey of Princeton University. It is likely that various miners had climbed the peak earlier. The name Mount Princeton was in use as early as 1873, and the peak was most likely named by Henry Gannett, a Harvard graduate and chief topographer in a government survey led by George M. Wheeler