If climbing a Fourteener while in Colorado isn’t already on your bucket list, it should be. We have more Fourteeners than any other state – 53 peaks that reach an elevation of 14,000 feet or higher. While most of them are within just a few hours or so from Denver, all of them will offer spectacular, 360° views. Hiking a Fourteener will be challenging and one can expect for the hike to take 8-12 hours. You will need to be physically fit, have proper clothing and footwear and bring plenty of food and water. If you aren’t already acclimated to the elevation, you might want to start with a shorter, lower elevation hike and see how you do. If you’ve never hiked a Fourteener before, you will want to consider starting with these Top 5 Beginner Fourteeners and save some of the tougher Fourteeners for when you’re a little more experienced. You’ll want to be sure and review the safety tips such as getting an early start to avoid the typical afternoon thunderstorms and telling friends and family your plan. Hiking a Fourteener is a great experience so get out and enjoy these Top 5 Beginner Fourteeners.
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