In Colombia, the Andes are divided into four ranges. The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is located in the extreme north of the country, and is home to Colombia's highest mountains. Further south, the Eastern, Central, and Western Cordilleras are parallel north-south ranges. The highest peaks of these ranges are contained within the Eastern Cordillera, in a compact cluster of mountains called the Sierra Nevada del Cocuy. Many of Colombia's mountains are isolated volcanic peaks, and are easily accessible. The snowline is high on these mountains (about 16,000 feet), so the snow-caps and glaciers are relatively small.
Peaks of Colombian Andes
Check out any of the following peaks for additional information:
- Concavo - 16972 ft./5173 m.
- Nevado de Huila - 18865 ft./5750 m.
- Nevado del Cocuy - 16670 ft./5081 m.
- Nevado del Ruiz - 17454 ft./5320 m.
- Nevado del Tolima - 17109 ft./5215 m.
- Nevado Purace - 15603 ft./4756 m.
- Olleta Crater - 15912 ft./4850 m.
- Pico Cristobal Colon - 18947 ft./5775 m.
- Pico Pance - 13468 ft./4105 m.
- Ritacuba Blanco - 17552 ft./5350 m.
- Ritak' Uwa Blanco (Ritacuba Blanco) - 17487 ft./5330 m.
- San Pablon Sur - 16863 ft./5140 m.
- Santa Isabel - 17093 ft./5210 m.