Hiking

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Hiking 13ers in Colorado

Late summer and early fall in the mountains means something different for everyone. For many adventurers, summiting a high mountain peak tops the list. August and September can be the perfect time to get out and hike. The snowpack has melted, leaving clear trails behind. The weather is often perfect with clear blue skies. The elevation keeps high temps at bay, helping hikers beat the heat. Seeing the world from a mountain top is one of the best ways to truly experience Colorado.

Hiking 14ers in Salida, CO

Colorado is home to more mountain peaks exceeding altitudes of 14,000 feet above sea level than any other state in the country. If you are new to hiking the Colorado Trail, Chaffee County and the Sawatch Range offer adventure for both beginners, as well as experienced hikers. There are over 15 mountains to choose from around the area including Mount Elbert, the highest point in Colorado and the second highest peak in the contiguous 48 states.