Colorado’s 14,000 foot peaks or fourteeners as know by locals

What is a fourteener? A peak that rises 14,000 feet or more above sea level. Colorado is home to more of these than any other state. (Alaska has 22; California has 12; Washington has 1) There are 58 fourteeners in Colorado and a select club that has ascended all of them.

*** In the descriptions below please note there are other ascent routes that are more difficult, google the fourteener you are planning to hike for additional information.

***Exposure ratings:

0 – No exposure on the trail & the terrain is gentle
1 – Mild exposure in the vicinity
2 – Mild exposure close proximity to the trail
3 – Moderate exposure close to the trail, could be avoidable with slow hiking
4 – Serious exposure very dangerous if you fell, routes are more technical
5 – Dangerous exposure requires technical experience, big drops
6 – Vertical exposure very technical, requires roped climbing route

Colorado Fourteeners Adventure

1 Mt. Elbert 14,433’ Sawatch Range
2 Mt. Massive 14,421’ Sawatch Range
3 Mt. Harvard 14,420’ Sawatch Range
4 Blanca Peak 14,345’ Sangre de Cristo
5 La Plata Peak 14,336’ Sawatch Range
6 Uncompahgre Peak 14,309’ San Juan Mountains
7 Crestone Peak 14,294’ Sangre de Cristo
8 Mt. Lincoln 14,286’ Mosquito Range
9 Grays Peak 14,270’ Front Range
10 Mt. Antero 14,269’ Sawatch Range
11 Torreys Peak 14,267’ Front Range
12 Castle Peak 14,265’ Elk Mountains
13 Quandary Peak 14,265’ Tenmile Range
14 Mt. Evans 14,264’ Front Range
15 Longs Peak 14,255’ Front Range
16 Mt. Wilson 14,246’ San Juan Mountains
17 Mt. Shavano 14,229’ Sawatch Range
18 Mt. Belford 14,197’ Sawatch Range
19 Crestone Needle 14,197’ Sangre de Cristo
20 Mt. Princeton 14,197’ Sawatch Range
21 Mt. Yale 14,196’ Sawatch Range
22 Mt. Bross 14,172’ Mosquito Range
23 Kit Carson Peak 14,165’ Sangre de Cristo
24 Maroon Peak 14,156’ Elk Mountains
25 Tabeguache Peak 14,155’ Sawatch Range
26 Mt. Oxford 14,153’ Sawatch Range
27 Mt. Sneffels 14,150’ San Juan Mountains
28 Mt. Democrat 14,148’ Mosquito Range
29 Capitol Peak 14,130’ Elk Mountains
30 Pikes Peak 14,110’ Front Range
31 Snowmass Mountain 14,092’ Elk Mountains
32 Mt. Eolus 14,083’ San Juan Mountains
33 Windom Peak 14,082’ San Juan Mountains
34 Challenger Point 14,081’ Sangre de Cristo
35 Mt. Columbia 14,073’ Sawatch Range
36 Missouri Mountain 14,067’ Sawatch Range
37 Humboldt Peak 14,064’ Sangre de Cristo
38 Mt. Bierstadt 14,060’ Front Range
39 Sunlight Peak 14,059’ San Juan Mountains
40 Handies Peak 14,048’ San Juan Mountains
41 Culebra Peak 14,047’ Sangre de Cristo
42 Ellingwood Point 14,042’ Sangre de Cristo
43 Mt. Lindsey 14,042’ Sangre de Cristo
44 Little Bear Peak 14,037’ Sangre de Cristo
45 Mt. Sherman 14,036’ Mosquito Range
46 Redcloud Peak 14,034’ San Juan Mountains
47 Pyramid Peak 14,018’ Elk Mountains
48 Wilson Peak 14,017’ San Juan Mountains
49 Wetterhorn Peak 14,015’ San Juan Mountains
50 San Luis Peak 14,014’ San Juan Mountains
51 Mt. of the Holy Cross 14,005’ Sawatch Range
52 Huron Peak 14,003’ Sawatch Range
53 Sunshine Peak 14,001’ San Juan Mountains

Trailheads by mountain range 13,000/14,000 ft. peaks.

Front Range – 14er Trailheads

• Argentine Pass
• Chihuahua Gulch
• Copeland Lake
• Crags Campground
• Echo Lake

• Elk Park
• Evans/Summit Lake
• Glacier Gorge
• Grays Peak
• Grizzly Gulch

• Guanella Pass
• Longs Peak
• Loveland Pass
• Manitou Springs
• Scott Gomer/Abyss Lake

Other Trailheads

• Baldy Road (520)
• Bear Lake
• Boreas Pass
• Chapin Pass
• Deer Creek Trailhead
• East Portal
• Emmaline Lake
• Fall River Reservoir
• Fourth of July

• French Gulch
• Gibson Lake
• Glacier Gorge
• Herman Gulch
• Hoosier Pass (South)
• Lawn Lake
• Long Lake
• Mitchell Lakes
• Mt. Evans summit lot

• Saint Vrain
• Sandbeach Lake
• Santa Fe Peak Road
• Silver Dollar Lake
• St. Mary’s Glacier
• Urad Mine
• Waldorf Mine

Gore Range – 14er Trailheads

None

Other Trailheads

• Bighorn Creek
• Booth Falls

• Gore Crk/Deluge Lake
• Piney Lake

• Pitkin Lake
• Rock Creek

Tenmile – 14er Trailheads

• Blue Lakes

• McCullough Gulch

• Quandary

Other Trailheads

• Breck Ski Area (Pk 9)
• Crystal/Spruce Creeks

• Hoosier Pass
• Mayflower Gulch

• McCullough Gulch North

Mosquito Range – 14er Trailheads

• Fourmile Creek
• Iowa Gulch
• Kite Lake

• Mineral Park
• Montgomery Res.

• Moose Creek
• Quartzville

Other Trailheads

• Buffalo Peaks Road
• Fremont Pass South

• Mosquito Creek
• Pennsylvania Mountain

• Weston Pass

San Juan Mountains – 14er Trailheads

• American Basin
• Cross Mountain
• East Dallas Creek
• Kilpacker basin
• Matterhorn Creek
• Mill Creek

• Navajo Lake
• Needleton
• Nellie Creek
• Purgatory
• Rock of Ages (S. Pick)
• Silver Crk/Grizzly Gulch

• Stewart Creek
• Sunshine Mesa
• Vallecito
• West Willow Creek
• Woods Lake
• Yankee Boy Basin

Other Trailheads

• Bridal Veil Falls Power
• Cuba Gulch

• Grouse/Burns Gulch
• South Mineral Creek

 

Sangre de Cristo Mountains – 14er Trailheads

• Cottonwood Creek
• Culebra (Main)
• Huerfano/Lily Lake

• Lake Como (Blanca Peak)
• Rainbow Trail
• South Colony Lakes

• Spanish Creek
• Willow Creek
• Zapata Falls

Other Trailheads

• Cordova Pass
• Gibson

• Hermit Pass Road
• Horn Creek

• Music Pass
• Rock Creek

Sawatch Range – 14er Trailheads

• Angel of Shavano
• Avalanche
• Baldwin Gulch
• Black Cloud
• Browns Creek
• Clear Crk./S.Winfield
• Denny Creek
• Fish Hatchery
• Frenchman Creek

• Grouse Canyon
• Half Moon (Tigiwon)
• Harvard Lakes
• Jennings Creek
• La Plata Peak
• Missouri Gulch
• Mt. Massive
• Mt. Princeton Road
• N. Cottonwood Creek

• N. Halfmoon Creek
• North Elbert
• Pine Creek
• Rockdale
• Shavano/Tabeguache
• Silver Creek
• South Mt. Elbert
• Three Elk Creek
• West Winfield

Other Trailheads

• Echo Canyon
• French Creek
• Grays Creek
• Grizzly Lake
• Halfmoon Creek

• Independence Pass
• Lake Pass
• Lincoln Creek Road
• Marshall Pass
• McNasser Gulch

• Missouri Lakes
• North Lake Creek
• Sheep Gulch
• Whitney Lake


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