Quandary Peak is the highest summit of the Tenmile Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 14,265-foot “fourteener” is located northeast of the city of Leadville, Colorado. Interestingly, in the 1860’s a party of miners discovered a metal ore that they were unable to identify. The discovery was termed a quandary and the term remained and was passed on as the name of the peak. The famous Quandary Mine was also located at that time.