The state of Colorado has a total of fifty three fourteeners. They are located all over in mountain regions such as Elk Mountains, the Front Range, Sawatch Range, and Sangre de Cristo range. If part of your Colorado adventure includes summiting one of these beautiful peaks, we’ve got you covered.
Make sure to bring the essentials. Sturdy shoes or hiking boots, clothing layers, and sunglasses are very important. Colorado weather can change in an instant, and while it may be sweltering hot at the base of the mountain, the thin air at the summit will be a different story. It is also important to bring sunscreen! The higher the altitude, the greater the risk of sunburn will be. It is also crucial to bring food and plenty of water. The elevation change can be tough and getting dehydrated is the last thing you want to have to worry about. Check the weather forecast before leaving and tell someone what your plans are and where you will be going. Being prepared will make your trip even better.
If you’re in Kremmling, you’ll be pretty close to Grey’s and Torrey’s Peaks! These two are very popular for Colorado natives and visitors because both peaks can be climbed in the same day. They are connected by a saddle, or a high pass between peaks. If you’re at AVA’s Idaho Springs outpost, you have already exited I-70 at the Mount Evans exit! If hiking isn’t your style but you still want the views, take the highest paved road in the United States up the mountain to just below the summit. If you’re looking for the biggest challenge you can get in the wilderness, Mount Elbert is Colorado’s highest fourteener and is located right near AVA’s Granite outpost! There are different trailheads you can take to the top depending on how challenging you want your trip to be. No matter which mountain you summit or what kind of hike you take, Colorado’s astounding views and beauty will surround you.