Colorado Fourteeners, 14,000 Foot Peaks

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Colorado Fourteeners

The Colorado Fourteeners are huge mountains that reach heights greater than 14,000 feet. They offer even the most avid hiker or mountaineer a unique opportunity to be challenged in the awesome Rocky Mountains.

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  • The Colorado Fourteeners encompass over 50 mountains over 14,000 feet within the Rocky Mountains, Colorado.
  • Scaling the heights of the mountains has become a challenge for many hikers and is becoming increasingly popular.
  • The nearest Fourteener to Vail is the Mount of the Holy Cross.

Overview

The Colorado Fourteeners offer genuinely challenging climbs, located in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. As you can probably guess, in order to be among the Colorado Fourteeners, each mountain must reach an elevation over 14,000 feet. These peaks are known well among avid hikers and mountaineers, often creating a little friendly competition to see who can bag the most peaks. The trails are well maintained and marked and views from each Colorado Fourteener are unbelievably beautiful. Climbing a Colorado Fourteener is a truly rewarding experience.

Location/Directions

The Colorado Fourteener encompass over 50 peaks within the Rocky Mountains, Colorado.
The Colorado Fourteeners Initiative provides some good information about trails, trail maintenance, and volunteer opportunities. Call them at 303-278-7650.

The Peaks 

Front Range
Grays Peak - 14,270
Torreys Peak - 14,267
Mt. Evans - 14,264
Longs Peak - 14,255
Pikes Peak - 14,110
Mt. Bierstadt - 14,060

Tenmile Range
Quandary Peak - 14,265

Mosquito Range
Mt. Lincoln - 14,286
Mt. Cameron - 14,238
Mt. Bross - 14,172
Mt. Democrat - 14,148
Mt. Sherman - 14,036

Sawatch Range
Mt. Elbert - 14,433
Mt. Massive - 14,421
Mt. Harvard - 14,420
La Plata Peak - 14,336
Mt. Antero - 14,269
Mt. Shavano - 14,229
Mt. Princeton - 14,197
Mt. Belford - 14,197
Mt. Yale - 14,196
Tabeguache Peak - 14,155
Mt. Oxford - 14,153
Mt. Columbia - 14,073
Missouri Mountain - 14,067
Mt. of the Holy Cross - 14,005 (the closest 14er to Vail)
Huron Peak - 14,003

Elk Mountains
Castle Peak - 14,265
Maroon Peak - 14,156
Capitol Peak - 14,130
Snowmass Mountain - 14,092
Conundrum Peak - 14,060
Pyramid Peak - 14,018
North Maroon Peak - 14,014

San Juan Mountains
Uncompahgre Peak - 14,309
Mt. Wilson - 14,246
El Diente Peak - 14,159
Mt. Sneffels - 14,150
Mt. Eolus - 14,083
Windom Peak - 14,082
Sunlight Peak - 14,059
Handies Peak - 14,048
North Eolus - 14,039
Redcloud Peak - 14,034
Wilson Peak - 14,017
Wetterhorn Peak - 14,015
San Luis Peak - 14,014
Sunshine Peak - 14,001

Sangre de Cristo Range
Blanca Peak - 14,345
Crestone Peak - 14,294
Crestone Needle - 14,197
Kit Carson Peak - 14,165
Challenger Point - 14,081
Humboldt Peak - 14,064
Culebra Peak - 14,047
Ellingwood Point - 14,042
Mt. Lindsey - 14,042
Little Bear Peak - 14,037

Hire a Climbing Guide

If you are new to climbing or mountaineering, consider hiring a guide to show you the "ropes." You'll learn a ton of new skills, enjoy a climb in safety, and probably bag a peak or two.

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