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What Are 14ers? Learn About Colorado’s Peaks Over 14,000 Feet

From the Colorado Tourism Office

Stewardship Monday, July 3, 2023

Ambitious hikers from all over the world travel here to challenge themselves by summiting one of these staggering pinnacles, while taking in glorious views along the way. Whether you’re making your first attempt or are a seasoned professional, find out all you need to know about preparing for a Colorado 14er and get ready to experience the state’s rugged beauty like never before.

So, how many 14ers are in Colorado, really? The Colorado Geological Survey says there are 58 peaks that exceed 14,000 feet in elevation. Some of Colorado's best-known 14ers include the tallest: Mount Elbert, Pikes Peak (which inspired the poem “America the Beautiful”) and Longs Peak (which resides inside Rocky Mountain National Park).

The reward for reaching the summit of one of these beasts? Bragging rights, of course. Plus, you’ll find some of the most breathtaking views found anywhere on the planet. But it's important to know a few things before you head out to these massive Colorado mountains.

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