This peak is #19 on the Height List for Colorado . This peak is #71 in Prominence List for Colorado .Mount Princeton is located in the Sawatch Range of central Colorado. A trail from the east goes nearly to an old mine below the summit and from there the summit is an easy scramble. The Chalk Cliffs or the “White Cliffs” as they are known which are located on the lower southeast face are comprised of kaolinite.
This is the only Collegiate Peak which is not in the Wilderness Area so no permits are required, as well as use, summit, or parking fees.
Name Notes: In 1869 Professor Josiah Dwight Whitney led a group which included four of his students attending the Harvard Mining School to what are now known as the Collegiate Peaks. One of the surveys goals was to determine if the rumor that peaks in central Colorado were higher than that of California was true. THe mountain was originally called Chalk Mountain by the Wheeler Survey, but the name Mount Princeton was believed by the USGS, to be given by one of Whitney's students, Henry Gannett.