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