Guidebook

The Heart of the Rockies: Chaffee County 14ers

All of the mountain peaks over 14,000 feet in Chaffee County.

Description

Chaffee County, Colorado is home to 12 mountain peaks that rise to over 14,000 feet above sea level--known as "14ers." It is home to the most 14ers of any county in the lower 48 US States, making the moniker "Heart of the Rockies" more than just a catchy phrase. If you want to climb 14ers, chart your course for Chaffee County!

Mount Shavano and Tabeguache Peak

Mount Shavano and Tabeguache Peak

Salida
16.6 km
One of the most easily-accessible trailheads in Chaffee County leads to two of Colorado's famous 14ers.
Private
Mount Antero: Little Browns Creek

Mount Antero: Little Browns Creek

Salida
27.1 km
The most scenic and adventurous route to the summit of Mount Antero.
Private
Mount Princeton

Mount Princeton

Buena Vista
21.4 km
A climb to the summit of the most visibly-impressive 14er in Chaffee County.
Private
Mount Yale

Mount Yale

Salida
15.4 km
Buena Vista's backyard 14er offers a challenging climb with a rewarding summit view.
Private
Mount Harvard - South Slope

Mount Harvard - South Slope

Salida
21.8 km
This 14-mile roundtrip hike to the 14,420' summit of Mt. Harvard, complete with a final scramble up the summit-block, is truly a top-notch 14er experience!
Private
Mt. Columbia - East Ridge

Mt. Columbia - East Ridge

Salida
18.8 km
Avoid the crowds and utilize route finding skills by trekking the East Ridge route to summit 14,073' Mt. Columbia.
Private
Huron Peak - Northwest Slopes

Huron Peak - Northwest Slopes

Buena Vista
10.6 km
Second lowest in stature, 14,003' Huron Peak is second-to-none in sheer beauty.
Private
Belford-Oxford Loop

Belford-Oxford Loop

Leadville
19.3 km
Two 14er summits, a beautiful pass, and 6,146' elevation gain over 12.2 miles is a wonderful way to spend a day in the Sawatch Range.
Private
Missouri Mountain

Missouri Mountain

Leadville
17.0 km
An autumn backpacking excursion in Missouri Gulch is the best way to experience the splendor of 14,067' Missouri Mountain.
Private
La Plata Peak - Northwest Ridge

La Plata Peak - Northwest Ridge

Aspen Summer
14.6 km
14,336-foot La Plata Peak's Northwest Ridge Route may be the “standard” route, but it is certainly an above average hike!
Private