This peak is #3 on the Height List for Colorado . This peak is #52 in Prominence List for Colorado .Mount Harvard is located in the Sawatch Mountains southwest of Denver. It's the third highest peak in Colorado. The standard approach is via a road up Cottonwood Creek southeast of the mountain. From the end of the road, a trail reaches Horn Fork Basin south of Mount Harvard. From the basin, continue along the trail that eventually climbs the south face to the summit.