14erplan

Last update: 09 Jul 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
  • Part 1:  on Route to or from CO (sort of).  Good 14er to try first.  4-5 of us 
    • Mt Culebra - Class  2 - Possibly fish while we acclimate
    • BOOKed - Long weekend planned

  • Part 2:  Sangre de Cristo - The Crestones & Humbodlt Peak and/or Challenger & Kit Carson 
    • Camp @ South Colony Lakes for Crestones - Near Westcliffe
    • Camp @ Willow Lake for Challenger & Kit Carson - Near Crestone
    • Crestone & Crestone Needle are rough Class 3

  • Part 3:  Sawatch Range Stragglers (3 Peaks) - from Salida - Whole famdamily!
    • Will have Jeep out there for couple of 4WD roads
    • All Class 2 hikes - See below
    • BOOKed Tacked onto A&T family reunion in CO 

  • Unlikely Option :  Silverton -  Chicago Basin/Eolus Group!
    14ers Resources - Primary Website @ 14ers.com (a lot there) 


    Peaks in Cross-Hairs for 2019

    Sawatch Leftovers
     
    From Buena Vista 

    - Mt Antero - Class 2 - (6.5 mile hike from 4wd) 
    - Browns Creek TH - 16 miles S of BV
    - 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

    - Tabeguache Peak
        - 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


    Whole Famdamily hikes with me!

    - Antero 4wd road is bad, but not as bad as Nellie Creek(?)



    - 3rd Time's the charm!

    - 2 summits, 1 hike!

    Shavano GPS Track (2014) - 9.5 Miles, 7hrs - my note said NICE
    Sangre de Cristo 
    Phase I - Long Weekend

    - Culebra Peak - (NW Ridge 5-6 mile hike) - Private, reservations required

    Phase II - prob a week

    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)


    Meet in San Luis
    House reserved - Acclimate/fish 1.5 days, kick back after 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 BV - Backpacking/Camping
    - Mt Sneffels

    Windom Group/Chicago Basin
    Windom
    - Sunlight 
    - Mount Eolus and North Eolus
    Unlikely in 2019







    Hard ones via Train

    Done Ones

     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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