14erplan

Last update: 21 Sep 2019

Colorado has 50-some mountain peaks exceeding 14,000 feet (known as "fourteeners" or "14ers").  This page will be used to organize plans to hike as many of these as 
possible - a trip here/there working though the peaks from easy -> difficult until I get done or too old.   Hiking partners are always welcome!   More on 14ers @ http://14ers.com/ and @ http://www.14ers.org


Seasonal Notes
  • 2019 was a good one!  Fun Group(s).   Link to 2019 Pictures below (in Done Ones)
    • Some Stats
      • >50 Hiking Partners over 7 years!  Too Fun!
      • 32 Fourteeners Done!  44 Totals Climbs,  35 Summits!
      • 1 Jeep w/ all 4 mudflaps!  

  • 2020 EARLY Planning - Looks like > 2 Weeks, MUCHO Camping
14ers Resources - Primary Website @ 14ers.com (a lot there) 

Peaks in Cross-Hairs for 2020

Sawatch Straggler!
 
    - Via Shavano redo - (7.5-11.25 mile hike) - 34 Miles, 1hr    
    - West Ridge - Class 2 - (8 mile hike) - Jennings Creek TH
- 40 Miles, 1.5hr
      Easy to miss:  Coordinates = 
N 38.60050, W 106.27888


- 3rd Time's the charm!


Sangre de Cristo  
The Crestones & Humbolt Peak - South Colony Lakes TH, near Westcliffe, CO
- Hike into South Colony Lakes is prob best
- Crestone Peak - Class 3 (4-8 Mile Hike)
- Crestone Needle - Class 3 (3-7 Mile Hike)
- Humbolt Peak - Class 2 (3-6 Mile Hike)

Challenger & Kit Carson - Willow Creek TH, near Crestone, CO
- Hike into Willow Creek approx 4 miles(?)
- Challenger & Kit Carson together - Easy Class 3 (5-6 Mile Hike)

** More work to do on Crestones/Kit Carson Camping part **

4-5 Days of Camping
Camp @ South Colony Lakes
Humbolt should be doable w/ an overnight

South Colony lakes to Willow Creek is easily a 2 hour drive
Camp @ Willow Creek
San Juan Leftovers


Before or after Sangre de Cristos - Backpacking/Camping
- Mt Sneffels

Windom Group/Chicago Basin
Windom
- Sunlight 
- Mount Eolus and North Eolus




Hard ones via Train

Done Ones

2019 - Sangre de Cristo & Sawatch Leftovers - Pictures HERE  
- Culebra Peak - (NW Ridge 5-6 mile hike) - Private, reservations required
San Luis
Good ONE!  Really cool house, VERY Fun / Eclectic Group!  
From Buena Vista 

- Mt Antero - Class 2 - (6.5 mile hike from 4wd) 
- Baldwin Gultch TH -  Ed did this one, bad road 

- Mt Princeton - Class 2 (6.5 mile hike) - Mt Princeton Road, 7 miles from BV - 16 Miles, 1hr

Lipkies in BV

- Antero - Liberty to 12k!  Steve and the Miners!


- Alice and Tom nailed it! 3rd Time was the charm!
 2018 - Camping and Buena Vista (again!) - Pictures HERE     Approx 30 of them done (at least once!)

Backpack/Camp

- Mt of the Holy Cross -
Class 2 (12 miles), Overnight/Camp @ Half Moon? (Tigiwon) TH - 33 Miles, 1hr

Mt Harvard - Long Class 2 (11 miles hike) N Cottonwood Creek TH - 8 miles (2wd) from BV
Mt Columbia - Combo with Harvard (15 miles) - Overnighter Camp @ Horn Fork Basin (Hints)

From Buena Vista
- Mt Sherman (again!) - but fail due to wind
- Mt Princeton - fail AGAIN due to storms
- Mt Elbert (again) - Done!


w/ Ross - fun one

Looong day on the "Trail", but done!



 2017 - Pictures Here - MANY more here:  San Luis and Handes


Creede
Lake City
Handies Peak - Class 1 (5.7m hike) - American Basin TH.  ~23 Miles 1hr+ - 
GPX
Sunshine Peak - Class 2 RedCloud combo (12.25m hike) - Silver Creek/Grizzly Gulch TH - ~18 Miles 1hr 
Redcloud Peak - Class 2 (9m hike) - GPX
Uncompahgre Peak - Class 2 (7.25m hike) Nellie TH  - ~10 Miles or Less - 50 mins
Wetterhorn Peak Class 3 - (7m hike) - Matterhorn Creek TH - ~12 Miles 1hr



Creede & Lake City (Cool towns) 
 2016 - Trip #2 - Pictures Here  
- Mt Sherman (again!)
- Princeton - fail
- Shavano (to get Tabguache) - fail

 Buena Vista - no new ones :=(
 2016 - Trip #1 - Pictures HERE     Leadville
- Mt Evans - Easy Class 2 warm-up (4.5 Miles) - Summit Lake TH - or Gimme/Drive-up - www.mountevans.com
Huron Peak - Moderate/Class 2 (6.5 mile hike) - Clear Creek/S. Winfield TH
- Mt Massive - Moderate/Class 2 (8 mile hike), N. Half Mood Creek TH - 14 mi, 1 hr (4wd)
- Mt Sherman (again) - From Leadville side, Iowa Gulch
 
 
 2015 - Trip #2 - Pictures HERE
 Leadville
- Torreys Peak - Class 2 - 8.5 Mile Combo Grays & Torreys - Same as Grays - GPX
- Grays Again too
- La Plata Peak - Class 2 - (9.25 mile hike) - La Plata Peak TH Paved! - ~26 miles, 45 mins
- Mt Yale - Class 2 (9.5 Mile Hike) - Denny Creek TH Paved - ~42 Miles, 1hr (2wd)

- Missouri Mountain - Class 2 (10 mile hike) - Missouri Gultch TH - 127 Miles from Denver 2.75hrs (2wd)

 Done
 2015 - Trip #1 - Pictures HERE
 Georgetown & Lake City
- Grays Peak - Class 1 -  Potential 2 for 1, right next to Torreys - TH Road in June
- Mt Bross - Moderate/Class 2  (West Slope <4mi hike) - 58 Mi from Georgetown 1.5 hr - GPX

 Done
 2014 - Pictures HERE
 Buena Vista
Mt Elbert - A Must, the highest.  Easy/Class 1 (8.5 miles hike) - See Ross Review - Drive: 32 mi, 47 mi
Mt Democrat - Easy/Class 2 (4 mile hike) - should have bagged in 2013 w/ Lincoln - Drive:  49mi 1+ hrs
Mt Sherman - Moderate/Class 2 (4-5 mile) - Drive:  48mi, 1+hrs
Mt Belford - Class 2 (8 mile hike) - Drive:  22 Miles, 47mins
Mt Oxford - Combo with Belford (11 Miles Hike)
- Mt Shavano  - Was nice (11 Mile Combo with Tabguache)

 Done
  2013 - Pictures HERE
 Montezuma
- Mt Quandary
- Mt Cameron
- Mt Lincoln
- Mt Bierstadt
- Pikes Peak

 Done
   
   

Sleeping/Camping Idears
Draft Itinerary (a climb every other day or so)

  • Day 1 - to Kansas in Jeep - w/in striking distance to Airport
  • Day 2 - DEN airport pickups (room for 3-4), then to San Luis
  • Day 3 - Acclimate/Fish
  • Day 4 - Summit Culebra
  • Day 5 - Drive to Willow Creek TH - Hike in
  • Day 6 - Hike one (or 2) Challenger/Kit Carson
  • Day 7 - Day off or Drive to South Colony Lakes and hike in
  • Day 8 - Hike Another - Humbolt
  • Day 9 - Day off or Hike another (
  • Day 10 - to COS to pick up Alice
  • Day 11 - Drive to BV
  • Day 12-18 - BV
  • Day 19 - Head home - drop off Alice at COS
  • Day 20 - Home



I THINK you will be able to add stuff to Map below using THIS LINK

Summer 14ers - Red Pins to be Climbed

Map - Peaks and Campgrounds




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Tom Pedersen,
Jun 28, 2013, 3:00 PM
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Tom Pedersen,
Jun 28, 2013, 3:00 PM
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Tom Pedersen,
Jun 28, 2013, 3:00 PM
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Tom Pedersen,
Jun 28, 2013, 3:00 PM
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