Colorado is a mountain climber’s paradise. We’ve got mountains and peaks of all shapes and sizes, depending on what you’re in the mood for, and Outdoors Geek has the equipment to get you there safely. For peak baggers, getting to the tops of our famous fourteeners will earn them some serious bragging rights in the peak bagging community.
Peak bagging is a term used for mountain climbing fanatics who bounces from peak to peak, checking them off on their list as they go. Hardcore peak baggers will start at the bottom and reach the top of the mountain using nothing but manpower. Only hiking, climbing, skiing or biking is allowed in the purest form of peak bagging. However, some circles have lightened the rules a little and will allow you to check off a peak, even if you arrived by helicopter. The main point is reaching the peak by any means necessary.
Colorado boasts some of the tallest mountains in the United States. If Alaska didn’t have so many tall mountain peaks, we’d be in the Top 10 for sure, but as it stands (and always will unless something incredible happens,) Colorado’s Mt. Elbert holds the 14th spot on the Wikipedia list of highest mountain peaks in the US! As it turns out, that’s a pretty good segway into the rest of this blog, because Colorado is famous for its fourteeners! So, being 14th on the list is quite apropos, wouldn’t you say?
With 58 peaks exceeding 14,000ft, Colorado has always had peak baggers salivating. However, if you plan on making it to the top using only what your Mama gave you, you’ll need premium tents, gear, and equipment to make the long hike to the top.
Peak bagging in Colorado is like a one-stop shop. We’ve got peaks of all shapes and sizes. If you’re a first-time peak bagger, the fourteeners may seem a little daunting, but don’t worry! We’ve got a few thirteeners to get you started.
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