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BILL HAMMONS' GUIDE TO COLORADO FOURTEENERS

Colorado Fourteeners (By Climb Difficulty)



The following peaks (along with commentary) are listed by difficulty of ascent to the summit, the easiest climb being listed on top. Click on any peak description's body of text to be returned to this page. ***Before using any of this information, please read this disclaimer ***



  1. Mt. Evans 14,264 Feet Front Range Accessible by paved road
  2. Pikes Peak 14,110 Feet Front Range Accessible by paved road
  3. Mt. Elbert 14,433 Feet Sawatch Range Highest peak; long, smooth ridges
  4. Huron Peak 14,003 Feet Sawatch Range Furthest in range from paved road
  5. Mt. Bierstadt 14,060 Feet Front Range Near I-70
  6. Mt. Massive 14,421 Feet Sawatch Range Long but easy climb
  7. Mt. Sherman 14,036 Feet Mosquito Range Gentle ridges
  8. San Luis Peak 14,014 Feet San Juan Mountains Two hours from nearest paved road
  9. Uncompahgre Peak 14,309 Feet San Juan Mountains 4WD makes 8-mile difference
  10. Grays Peak 14,270 Feet Front Range Near I-70 and crowded
  11. Handies Peak 14,048 Feet San Juan Mountains Hair-raising drive to trailhead
  12. Mt. Democrat 14,148 Feet Mosquito Range Permission needed to climb
  13. Culebra Peak 14,047 Feet Sangre de Cristo Range Permission for large fee
  14. Mt. Bross 14,172 Feet Mosquito Range Permission needed to climb
  15. Quandary Peak 14,265 Feet Tenmile Range Long, gentle east ridge
  16. Mt. Princeton 14,197 Feet Sawatch Range Dominates the skyline
  17. Redcloud Peak 14,034 Feet San Juan Mountains Hair-raising drive to trailhead
  18. Torreys Peak 14,267 Feet Front Range Near I-70
  19. Humboldt Peak 14,064 Feet Sangre de Cristo Range Easiest of the Crestones
  20. Challenger Point 14,081 Feet Sangre de Cristo Range In Honor of Shuttle Challenger
  21. Mt. Columbia 14,073 Feet Sawatch Range Often bagged with Harvard
  22. Mt. Antero 14,269 Feet Sawatch Range Roads have mining traffic
  23. Mt. Belford 14,197 Feet Sawatch Range Summer snowfields
  24. Mt. Oxford 14,153 Feet Sawatch Range Often bagged with Belford
  25. Missouri Mountain 14,067 Feet Sawatch Range Steep, loose dirt and scree
  26. Blanca Peak 14,345 Feet Sangre de Cristo Range Frightening views, constant wind
  27. Mt. Lincoln 14,286 Feet Mosquito Range Permission needed to climb
  28. Ellingwood Point 14,042 Feet Sangre de Cristo Range Often bagged with Blanca
  29. Windom Peak 14,082 Feet San Juan Mountains Via Durango, Silverton Railroad
  30. Mount of the Holy Cross 14,005 Feet Sawatch Range Couloir in shape of cross
  31. Mt. Eolus 14,083 Feet San Juan Mountains Narrow "Catwalk" ridge
  32. Mt. Harvard 14,420 Feet Sawatch Range Often bagged with Columbia
  33. Mt. Shavano 14,229 Feet Sawatch Range Shavano "Angel"
  34. Tabeguache Peak 14,155 Feet Sawatch Range Often bagged with Shavano
  35. Mt. Yale 14,196 Feet Sawatch Range Involves bushwhacking
  36. Sunshine Peak 14,001 Feet San Juan Mountains Often bagged with Redcloud
  37. La Plata Peak 14,336 Feet Sawatch Range Home of Ellingwood Ridge
  38. Wetterhorn Peak 14,015 Feet San Juan Mountains Bring a rope, helmet
  39. Kit Carson Peak 14,165 Feet Sangre de Cristo Range "Kit Carson Avenue" ledge
  40. Mt. Lindsey 14,042 Feet Sangre de Cristo Range 4WD helps
  41. Mt. Sneffels 14,150 Feet San Juan Mountains "Monarch of the San Juans"
  42. Sunlight Peak 14,059 Feet San Juan Mountains Via Durango, Silverton Railroad
  43. Wilson Peak 14,017 Feet San Juan Mountains Permission for a fee
  44. Mt. Wilson 14,246 Feet San Juan Mountains Good orienteering skills required
  45. Longs Peak 14,255 Feet Front Range Sheer thousand-foot cliffs
  46. Snowmass Mtn. 14,092 Feet Elk Mountains Dangerous and deadly
  47. Castle Peak 14,265 Feet Elk Mountains Bring an ice-axe
  48. Little Bear Peak 14,037 Feet Sangre de Cristo Range Bring rope, helmet, experience
  49. Crestone Peak 14,294 Feet Sangre de Cristo Range Deadly; bring a helmet
  50. Crestone Needle 14,197 Feet Sangre de Cristo Range Bring a helmet
  51. Pyramid Peak 14,018 Feet Elk Mountains Loose, brittle rock
  52. Capitol Peak 14,130 Feet Elk Mountains Ridge called "Knife Edge"
  53. Maroon Peak 14,156 Feet Elk Mountains One of "The Deadly Bells"



































































































































































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