Colorado 14ers

There are 54 fourteeners (14,000-foot mountains) in Colorado. Climbing the 14ers is a popular pastime amongst hikers in Colorado - an estimated 300,000+ people hike the 14ers each year, with each peak seeing anywhere between 1,000 to 40,000 hikers per year, depending on the ease and popularity of the peak (source). It's easy to understand why these peaks are so popular when you're standing on a high summit gazing out over an incredible 360º vista of surrounding mountain ranges and basins.

Personally I've hiked just over half the 14ers, though often my main objective is a neighboring peak that offers a great view of the 14er I'm trying to photograph. Here you'll find a collection of my favorite photos of the Colorado 14ers; you can also read about some of my 14er summit adventures here.

For more information about hiking and climbing the Colorado 14ers, check out 14ers.com. Also consider supporting the Colorado Fourteener Initiative, who do great work building and maintaining trails, which helps to protect the fragile off-trail alpine tundra ecosystems of these high peaks.

Capitol Peak Sunset
Elk Mountains, Colorado
Dawn at the Diamond
Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
Alpenglow on Mt. Sneffels
Sneffels Range, Colorado
Sunrise on Sunlight
Weminuche Wilderness, Colorado
Afternoon sunlight on the Maroon Bells fourteeners with dark thunderclouds above as seen reflected in a pond in the Elk Mountains of Colorado in July.
Elk Mountains, Colorado
Golden Capitol Peak
Elk Mountains, Colorado
Holy Cross Alpenglow
Sawatch Range near Vail, Colorado
Wetterhorn Moonflowers
Uncompahgre Wilderness, Colorado
Wetterhorn Sunrise Sunflowers
Uncompahgre Wilderness, Colorado
Wetterhorn Peak Sunset #3
Uncompahgre Wilderness, Colorado
Capitol Peak Autumn
Elk Mountains, Colorado
Crestone Needle Sunrise Light
Sangre de Cristos, Colorado
Wetterhorn in Candyland
Uncompahgre Wilderness, Colorado
Snowmass Lake Alpenglow Reflection
Elk Mountains, Colorado
Sneffels Summit Sunset Panorama
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Sneffels Cascade
Mount Sneffels Wilderness, Colorado
Wetterhorn Earthshadow
Uncompahgre Wilderness, Colorado
Sunlight Sunrise Reflection
Weminuche Wilderness, Colorado
Crestone Needle Alpenglow
Sangre de Cristos, Colorado
Crestone Needle Waterfall
Sangre de Cristos, Colorado
Crestone Needle Dawn
Sangre de Cristos, Colorado
Sunrise on Humboldt Peak
Sangre de Cristos, Colorado
Smoky San Juan Sunrise
Lizard Head Wilderness, Colorado
Sneffels Summit Sunset
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Sneffels Moonlight
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Sneffels Starlight
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Stars Over Wetterhorn
Uncompahgre Wilderness, Colorado
Elbert's Moonshadow
Sawatch Range, Colorado
Cosmic Sneffels
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Wetterhorn Sunset Panorama
Uncompahgre Wilderness, Colorado
Sunrise Behind Wetterhorn Peak
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Massive from Elbert
Sawatch Range near Leadville, Colorado
Alpenglow on Sneffels
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Mt. Sneffels Summit Sunrise
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
La Plata Moonlight
Sawatch Range, Colorado
Blanca Peak Sunrise
Sangre de Cristos, Colorado
Eolus Reflection #2
Weminuche Wilderness, Colorado
Evening Sunshine
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Uncompahgre Sunset Panorama
Uncompahgre Wilderness, Colorado
South Fork & Huron Peak
Collegiate Peaks Wilderness, Sawatch Range, Colorado
Wetterhorn Sunset Moonrise
Uncompahgre Wilderness, Colorado
Capitol Peak Moonlight
Elk Mountains, Colorado
Mt. Sneffels Winter
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Bluebird Sneffels
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Sunrise on Sneffels
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Wetterhorn Winter Sunset
Uncompahgre Wilderness, Colorado
Wetterhorn Dawn
Uncompahgre Wilderness, Colorado
Wilson Peak Dawn Panorama
Telluride, Colorado
Orange Diamond
Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
Snowmass Dusk
Elk Mountains, Colorado
Sneffels North Face Dawn
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Mt. Sneffels Sunrise
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Maroon Bells Sunset Light
Elk Mountains, Colorado
Mt. Wilson Summit
Lizard Head Wilderness, Colorado
Sneffels Alpenglow
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Big Blue
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Needles Dawn Reflection
Weminuche Wilderness, Colorado
Capitol Peak Alpenglow
Elk Mountains, Colorado
Redcloud Peak
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Mt Lindsey Morning
Sangre de Cristos, Colorado
Sunshine Sunrise
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Wetterhorn Morning Paintbrush
Uncompahgre Wilderness, Colorado
Uncompahgre Sunrise Light
Uncompahgre Wilderness, Colorado
Big Blue Uncompahgre
Uncompahgre Wilderness, Colorado
Huron Peak Wildflowers
Collegiate Peaks Wilderness, Sawatch Range, Colorado
Sneffels Spring Sunset
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Snowmass Lake Reflection Panorama
Elk Mountains, Colorado
Eolus Evening
Weminuche Wilderness, Colorado
Wilson Peak Showers
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Sneffels Autumn Panorama
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Sneffels Range Autumn
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Capitol Peak Autumn Vertical
Elk Mountains, Colorado
Capitol Creek Aspens
Elk Mountains, Colorado
Wilson Peak Autumn
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Sneffels Summit Shadow
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Hiking Humboldt
Sangre de Cristos, Colorado
Wetterhorn & Uncompahgre Sunset
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Snowmass Alpenglow
Elk Mountains, Colorado
Snowmass Peak Greys
Elk Mountains, Colorado
Mount Elbert Evening Light
Mount Massive Wilderness, Sawatch Range, Colorado
Huron Peak Shadows
Sawatch Range, Colorado
Sage and Sneffels
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Wetterhorn Breaking Storm
Uncompahgre Wilderness, Colorado
Sneffels from Telluride Peak
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Lavender Sneffels
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Elk Mountains Aerial Sunset
Elk Mountains, Colorado
Longs Peak Aerial
Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
Huron Sunrise
Collegiate Peaks Wilderness, Colorado
Needles Sunset
Weminuche Wilderness, Colorado
North Eolus Dawn
Weminuche Wilderness, Colorado
Windom Peak Summit
Weminuche Wilderness, Colorado
Deer and Uncompahgre Peak
Uncompahgre Wilderness, Colorado
Uncompahgre Rocks
Uncompahgre Wilderness, Colorado
Uncompahgre Summit Panorama
Uncompahgre Wilderness, Colorado
Sunlight Basin Dawn
Weminuche Wilderness, Colorado
Moon on Wetterhorn
Uncompahgre Wilderness, Colorado
Weminuche Sunset 2
Weminuche Wilderness, Colorado
Wetterhorn Moonlight
Uncompahgre Wilderness, Colorado
Crater Lake Reflection
Elk Mountains, Colorado
Frigid Air Pass Hikers
Elk Mountains, Colorado
Mt Lindsey Mist
Sangre de Cristos, Colorado
Humboldt Dawn
Sangre de Cristos, Colorado
Needles Sunrise Reflection
Weminuche Wilderness, Colorado
Mount Sneffels Dusk Panorama
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Sneffels Night
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Uncompahgre Shadow
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Scarlet Sneffels
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Wetterhorn Clouds
Uncompahgre Wilderness, Colorado
San Miguel Summer Morning
Lizard Head Wilderness, Colorado
Wilson Wildflowers
Lizard Head Wilderness, Colorado
Sunrise on Mount Harvard
Collegiate Peaks Wildernes, Colorado
Pikes Peak Pastels
Collegiate Peaks Wildernes, Colorado
Huron and Castle
Collegiate Peaks Wildernes, Colorado
Mount Columbia
Collegiate Peaks Wildernes, Colorado
Mount Yale
Collegiate Peaks Wildernes, Colorado
Stormy Belford
Collegiate Peaks Wildernes, Colorado
Mount Harvard Sunrise Reflection
Collegiate Peaks Wildernes, Colorado
Missouri Mountain Ptarmigan
Collegiate Peaks Wildernes, Colorado
Snowmass Mountain Dusk
Elk Mountains, Colorado
Pyramid Peak Dusting
Elk Mountains, Colorado
Capitol Paintbrush
Elk Mountains, Colorado
Capitol in the Wildflowers
Elk Mountains, Colorado
Capitol Blues
Elk Mountains, Colorado
Snowmass Sunset Reflection
Elk Mountains, Colorado
Snowmass Lake Sunbeam Reflection
Elk Mountains, Colorado
Snowmass Moonrise Reflection
Elk Mountains, Colorado
Stellar Sneffels
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Last Light on Sneffels
Mount Sneffels Wilderness, Colorado
Sunshine Peak Clouds
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Windom & Sunlight
Weminuche Wilderness, Colorado
Sneffels Sunset Sweep
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Frozen Sneffels
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Sneffels Lunar Alpenglow
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Moon, Mountain, and Mercury
Uncompahgre Peak, Colorado
Wilson Peak Spring Sunrise
Telluride, Colorado
Handies Peak Summit View
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Wilson Peak Spring Green
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
El Diente
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Sneffels Spring Showers
San Juan Mountains, Colorado