Mount Massive

Mount Massive 14,421′ Colorado 14ers Total Time: 8 hours Roundtrip Mileage: 7.9 miles Elevation Gain: 4010′ Crux: Class II-III Trailhead: N. Halfmoon Creek- 4WD, no services Companions: Jacob Hyde Continued…. Mount Massive is the second tallest mountain in Colorado and third highest in the continental United States. Falling short of Colorado’s highest peak Mount Elbert […]

Mount Evans

Mount Evans 14,264′ Colorado 14ers One-way mileage: 3.3 miles Elevation Gain: 2000′ Trailhead: Summit Lake Trail Companions: Holly, Jacob, Janelle Mount Evans dominates the Denver skyline, the closest 14,000′ peak to Colorado’s largest city. As the 14th highest 14er in the state, it is often people’s first 14er, with a variety of trails of varying […]

Mount Princeton

Mount Princeton 14,197′ Colorado 14ers Total Time: 4 hours Roundtrip Mileage: 5.0 miles Elevation Gain: 2650′ Crux: Class II Trailhead: Mount Princeton FR, parked at about 11,500′ Companions: Jacob Hyde Earlier this year, I was able to tag 6 Colorado 14ers in a 4 day sprint- Wilson Peak, Handies, Uncompahgre and Wetterhorn, and Redcloud and […]

Redcloud and Sunshine Peak

Redcloud Peak 14034′ and Sunshine Peak 14001′ Colorado 14ers Total Time: 6.5 hours Roundtrip Mileage: 10.3 miles Elevation Gain: 4500′ Crux: Class III (Class II if you go down the correct gully) Trailhead: Southfork of Silver Creek/ Grizzly Basin Continued… The last day of my four day stretch in Colorado would be another double header, […]

Wetterhorn and Uncompahgre

Wetterhorn Peak 14016′ and Uncompahgre Peak 14308′ Colorado 14er Total Time: 10.5 hours Roundtrip Mileage: 13.9 miles Elevation Gain: 6450′ Crux: Class III Trailhead: Matterhorn Creek (lower 4WD TH) Continued… Uncompahgre is the highest mountain in the San Juans, and 6th highest in all of Colorado. It’s north face is a wall of dramatic cliffs, […]

Handies Peak

Handies Peak 14058′ Colorado 14er Total Time: 3.0 hours Round Trip Mileage: 6.6 miles Elevation Gain: 2700′ Crux: Class I Trailhead: American Basin Handies Peak is without question the easiest 14er in the San Juans. From American Basin, the hike is less then 6 miles roundtrip with under 3000′ of gain. The hardest part is […]

Wilson Peak

Wilson Peak 14,017′ and Gladstone Peak 13,919′ Colorado 14er Total Time: 13 hours Roundtrip Mileage: 11.1 Elevation Gain: 5250′ Crux: Class III Trailhead: Rock of Age Trail The San Juans of Colorado feature over a dozen summits over 14,000′, including 3 summits in the Wilson Group, which some argue are some of the most difficult […]