Created 28-Aug-15
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The Colorado 14ers, the heart of the Rockies.

A "14er" (or Fourteener) is a mountain peak which stands at or above 14,000ft (4,267M) with a minimum amount of required prominence, typically agreed to be 300ft from the nearest saddle to neighboring peak.

I use a count of 58 as the number of Colorado peaks 14,000ft or taller. Official counts are 53 or 54, but, most use 58, which includes North Maroon, Conundrum, Cameron, El Diente and North Eolus Peaks. Purists seek to gain a minimum of +3,000 vertical feet for each peak.

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Maroon Bells in Fall colors: North Maroon (14,014', right), South Maroon (14,156', middle)Torreys Peak, 14,267', showing off its athletic lines in late Spring snowThe treacherous slopes of Little Bear Peak from camp at Lake Como, 14,037'Castle Peak, 14,265', showing its aggressive profile from Conundrum PeakAmerica's mountain, Pikes Peak, 14,110', source of inspiration for the song "America the Beautiful"Slippery loose slopes of Sunlight Peak, 14,059', topping out Chicago BasinThe Famous Longs Peak , 14,255' and The DiamondThe sinister steep slopes of El Diente Peak, 14,159'Shapely lines of Snowmass Mountain 14,092', My Finisher and final 14er!Windom Peak, 14,082' with resident mountain goatsThe unforgiving cliffs of Pyramid Peak, 14,018'Picturesque Ellingwood Point, 14,042', from the flanks of Little BearTabeguache Peak, 14,155' from sister mountain, Mt. ShavanoCapitol Peak 14,130' with its infamous knife edge as viewed from K2,Summit ridge of Mount of the Holy Cross, 14,005' after  early snowstormLa Plata Peak, 14,336', showing off its complicated ridges in fresh snow.Mount Evans, 14,264' from '13er, Mount SpaldingMajestic Mount Sneffels, 14,150', and its entire ridge lineColorful Redcloud Peak 14, 034' teasing with its false summitMount Antero, 14,269', framed with Cottonwoods in autumn foliage

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