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Rocky Mountain Region 14ers

The Rocky Mountain Region is home to several major geographic items of interest, chief among them the Rocky Mountains themselves, the Continental Divide that divides the watershed of our nation between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, being home to headwaters of major rivers such as the Colorado River, Arkansas River, Rio Grande River and Green River along with other places like Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills, the desolate Bad Lands, the Sandhills region of Nebraska and the vast grasslands of the Great Prairie rolling through Kansas.

The Colorado Rockies are part of the North American Cordillera that stretches 3,000 miles from Alaska through western Canada and the United States into northern Mexico. The centerpieces of this dramatic uplift are the 54 peaks over 14,000 feet, or "Fourteeners," as climbers affectionately refer to them. Colorado is the only state in the Rocky Mountain Region that has mountains that qualify as Fourteeners. Nearly 500,000 people visit Colorado's Fourteeners each year. While some of the more remote peaks remain pristine, increased recreational use has seriously impacted many peaks and their alpine basins.

For a listing of all the Fourteeners, including elevations, mountain ranges, latitude and longitude, applicable USGS 7.5' topo maps along with other information, please click HERE.

HIGHEST PEAKS IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION BY STATE

COLORADO - Mt. Elbert, elevation 14,433', Sawatch Range

KANSAS - Mount Sunflower, elevation 4,039', small hill near Kansas/Colorado border

NEBRASKA - Panorama Point, elevation 5,424', low rise near the Colorado/Wyoming border

SOUTH DAKOTA - Harney Peak , elevation 7,242', Black Hills Range

WYOMING - Gannett Peak, elevation 13,804', Wind River Range

FOLLOW THESE LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION ON 14ERS

  • Colorado Fourteeners Initiative - the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative is a partnership among nonprofit organizations, concerned individuals, and public agencies to protect and preserve the natural integrity of Colorado's Fourteeners and the quality of the recreational opportunities they provide
  • 14ers.com - The purpose of 14ers.com is to provide photos, routes, peak information, and an open forum without membership fees or competition
  • Colorado Mountain Club - The primary purposes of the club are to gather and disseminate information regarding the Colorado mountains in the areas of art, science, literature and recreation; to furnish facilities for the enjoyment and study of the mountains by the Club members and the public; and to advocate for the preservation of the alpine regions

 

Mt. Elbert seen from Mt. Massive
Mt. Elbert
Elevation 14,433'
Sawatch Range
San Isabel National Forest
Torreys Peak seen from saddle near Grays Peak
Torreys Peak
Elevation 14,267'
Front Range
Arapaho National Forest
Uncompahgre Peak seen from Slumgullion Pass
Uncompahgre Peak
Elevation 14,309'
San Juan Range
Uncompahgre National Forest
Kit Carson Peak seen from Challenger Point
Kit Carson Peak
Elevation 14,165'
Sangre de Cristo Range
Rio Grande National Forest

For more photos and information on Colorado's Fourteeners, click HERE.

 

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