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Mount Belford, Colorado

Mount Belford's Elevation: 14,197 Feet

Mount Belford's Rank Among Colorado's Fourteeners in Terms of Elevation: #18

Mount Belford is located in the Sawatch Range of mountains

Mount Belford requires scrambling

Best months for climbing Mount Belford are May through September

Click here for a Mapquest map of Mount Belford

Mount Belford has an elevation of 14,197 feet and is ranked 18th among Colorado's Fourteeners. The peak is located in the Sawatch Range, and was named for James B. Belford, the first congressman to represent Colorado.

The best route is via Missouri Gulch, along a trail constructed by the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative. To reach the Missouri Gulch Trailhead, take CR 390 from Highway 24 fourteen miles north of Buena Vista (the trailhead can be found 7.5 miles down CR 390, on the left). Most of the elevation gain is towards the end of the hike, and portions of the trail are steep. Beware of summer snowfields.


This page last updated 8/15/06

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