Humboldt Peak, East Ridge, 14,064 ft

Distance: 8.7 miles (out and back) Average Slope: 20% Max Slope: 42-45% Fourteener #15 Elevation Gain: 4,337 ft. (net) Max Elevation: 14,064 ft. Min. Elevation: 9,727 ft. Average Elevation: 11,755 ft. Close-up of our route on the east ridge on the left; and a view of the entire route up Humboldt.Legend has it that the “Sangre de Cristos” or the

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Mount Massive via Southwest Slopes: 14,421 ft

Distance: 8.06 miles (out and back) Elevation Gain: 4,037 ft. (net) Max Elevation: 14,421 ft. Min. Elevation: 10,384 ft. 14er # 13 We drove once again into the land of the gentle giants a mere 6 days later to tackle our next objective in the Sawatch Range, Mount Massive. Massive stands majestically southwest of the little town of Leadville beckoning visitors

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Mount of the Holy Cross via the North Ridge Route

Distance: 12 miles (out and back) Elevation Gain: 5,649 ft. (total) Max Elevation: 14,005 ft. Min. Elevation: 10,311 ft. For years, rumors circulated that a natural cross could be found deep in the rugged back country of Colorado. Until photographer W.H. Jackson produced the famous photograph in his geographical survey expedition with F.V. Hayden in 1873, the existence of the beautiful religious

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Manitou Incline: Manitou Springs, CO

Distance: 4.0 miles (.89 mile up incline;  3.1 down Barr Trail ) Elevation Gain: 1,944 ft. (total) Max Elevation: 8,576 ft. Min. Elevation: 6,605 ft. Usually in early spring or winter, we are quite content leaving the task of ascending 2000 feet in just under a mile to the mechanical ski lift, which has been helping the masses ascend to the

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