Welcome to Precision Peaks—where art, technology and mountains meet. We create detailed pine carvings of the most celebrated peaks, passes and ski areas of the Mountain West and beyond. Our work provides a beautiful, tactile way to capture your mountain memories, and to inspire you for adventures still to come.
We utilize beetle-killed pine to craft our diverse mountain models. Given the unique colors and qualities of this wood , no two models are ever alike. Your model may feature small cracks, knots, pitch pockets, insect markings, and discoloration—all of which combine to give beetle-killed pine its defining characteristics. Read more about our process.
The Great Peaks Collection
From Colorado’s 14ers to California’s High Sierra, every summit tells a story. Chronicle your climbing adventures with models of America’s signature peaks.
The National Park Collection
Yosemite. Olympic. Black Canyon of the Gunnison. Commemorate your visits to the crown jewels of America’s national park system.
Classic Ranges, Passes and Canyons
Display wall-mounted works as big and bold as the landscapes that inspire them.
Ski Area Collection
Vail, Aspen, Telluride, A-Basin. We carve what you carve.
We capture the hidden valleys and secluded peaks that mean the most to you—wherever they are found.
Our work begins in the lodgepole forests of Central Colorado, where we harvest standing dead timber and mill it for production. Owing to the current pine beetle epidemic, the wood is often infused with blue and grey hues—adding beauty and character to our raw material.
Trading chainsaw for laptop, we then begin creating the actual models. Using topographical data, we develop virtual 3d terrain surfaces that can be scaled to any dimension. We then utilize a 3-axis CNC milling machine to sculpt the models. Depending on the size, scale and desired precision, models can take anywhere from 30 minutes to a day to carve.
Following production, we lightly sand the wood to remove any sharp edges, but otherwise leave the models in a raw and tactile form in order to emphasize the nuances of relief. After sanding, each model is treated with natural wax to protect it and highlight the grain of the wood. We avoid using heavy stains, varnishes and sealants in order to present the wood in its most natural state.
We create our carvings in a variety of styles, ranging from framed 3d topographical relief maps to freestanding models that focus on a single peak or massif. We search the forest for logs with unique character, and often our custom models feature beautiful knots and weathered bark.
In collaboration with Beaver Works, the Cabin Collection and Bosanko Woodworks, we offer a variety of custom frame and display options. Whether you are furnishing a rustic cabin or redecorating a contemporary den, we have a frame to suit your taste and décor.
Looking for the perfect mountain gift? Shop no further. Our models make ideal wedding, graduation, birthday and holiday gifts. With the ability to carve any peak and customize any model, we are your source for unique mountain art and keepsakes.
Precision Peaks is located in eclectic, historic Leadville—a legend among Colorado mining camps. We look forward to meeting you at our studio workshop or at an upcoming event.
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Send inquires to:
217 East Ninth Street
Leadville, CO 80461