La Plata Peak is the 5th tallest mountain in Colorado at 14,336ft. Located near Twin Lakes, CO in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness and within the stunning Sawatch Range, La Plata Peak's standard route is a straightforward but steep Class 2 ascent via its Northwest Ridge. Overall roundtrip, 9.0 miles and a 4,200ft. gain in elevation.
Mount Bierstadt is the 38th tallest mountain in Colorado at 14,065ft. Located near Georgetown, CO in the Mount Evans Wilderness of Pike National Forest, Mount Bierstadt is considered an easier 14er mountain to summit. Most hikers ascend via the Class 2 West Slopes route, which begins at the Guanella Pass Trailhead and is 7.2 miles roundtrip.
Mount Yale is the 21st tallest mountain in Colorado at 14,200ft. Located near Buena Vista in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness, most hikers ascend via the Class 2 Southwest Slopes route. Beginning at the Denny Creek Trailhead, this route is non-technical, but requires a steep 4,300ft. climb and 9.2 miles roundtrip.
Challenger Point and Kit Carson are two Colorado 14er mountains in the Sangre de Cristo Range and are typically summited in the same outing. This hike review covers the popular 14.5 mile Easy Class 3 route of Challenger Point's north slope and the west ridge of Kit Carson.
Mount Massive (14,421ft.) is a 14er mountain located in Colorado's Sawatch Range, close to Leadville, CO. The standard route to Mount Massive's summit is via the long 13.1 mile out-and-back Class 2 East Slopes. As with many Sawatch Range mountains, this is a challenging hike with significant elevation gain.
Mount Sherman (14,036ft.) is a 14er mountain located in Colorado's Mosquito Range. The standard route to Mount Sherman's summit is via the Class 2 Southwest Ridge. With a route less than 5 miles roundtrip, Mount Sherman is considered one of the easier 14er summits.