Summer is almost over, but luckily, summiting seasons has just began. Snow is still a few months away for most of the Rocky Mountains. This only means one thing: It’s time to start planning your next adventure. Summiting 14ers in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains is part of every Coloradan’s dream. Additionally, traveling from afar is amidst many climber’s goals. Regardless of the trip you decide to plan next, you’ll want to remember how amazing it was and show off to your friends how awesome of a life you’re living. In order to do just that, make sure you’re prepared for the summit with a printed sign (on tear proof paper, of course) which states the elevation and mountain you just summited. Snap a photo and enjoy the glory! So, what mountain are you choosing to summit next?
Here’s a list of the most popular 14ers in Colorado that you have to check out!
Mt. Elbert - 14,440 feet
If you’re looking to summit one of the tallest peaks in Colorado make sure you have 14,440 feet printed onto your tear proof paper sign, because this is one of the tallest 14ers in the Rocky Mountains. It’s the 27th highest peak in North America, and it provides an amature hiker the perfect trail to follow which will allow for a moderate hike. Beware though, this hike is 12.1 miles roundtrip, and should be summited before noon to avoid any dangerous afternoon thunderstorms.
Don’t go anywhere just yet, we have more beautiful hikes along 14ers’ mountainsides to share with you! Just be sure you order you tear proof paper sign to show off your success. Stay tuned for our next post to learn more: Summit a Well-Known 14er and Have Proof!