During the summer of 2009, we climbed the 54 14ers in Colorado. There were climbs that were purely hikes on trails and climbs that were ropeless scrambles on Class 4 or Class 5 routes. All the climbs were hard but some were more technical than others. Our definition of mountains classification will be a hikes or climbs in what are thought to be mountainous areas.
The original cloudhiking.com site chronicled our 2009 trip. The entire trip with all of the posts are here 14ers.
We are continuing to map and write guides to select trails in the Southeast Mountains and in the Rocky Mountain region. If you have a favorite, let us know!
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- 54 14ers, 2009
- Alum Cave Trail - Mount Le Conte - Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Adventure Guide)
- Rainbow Falls Trail - Mount Le Conte - Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Adventure Guide)
- Mount Le Conte Map - A map of all five Mount Le Conte trails. The map is about 1.6 mb in size.
- Twin Sisters Trail - Twin Sisters Peak - Rocky Mountain National Park (Map and Adventure Guide)
- Estes Cone - Storm Pass Trail and Estes Cone Trail - Rocky Mountain National Park (Map and Adventure Guide)
- Lily Lake Trails - Lily Lake and Lily Ridge Trails - Rocky Mountain National Park (Map and Adventure Guide)
- Grays and Torreys Peaks - Colorado 14,000' mountains west of Denver in Arapaho National Forest
- Barr Trail - Pikes Peak, CO, the famous trail that climbs the East Face of Pikes. The best Class 1 (a trail) route of the Colorado Fourteeners. It is a very long day hike or break the hike up with a stay at the marvelous Barr Camp.
- Sandia Mountain - La Luz Trail - Albuquerque, NM - The Adventure Guide and Map of the famous trail leading from the valley to the Crest of the Sandia Mountains.
- Angels Landing - Zion National Park - the West Rim Trail to Scouts Lookout and then the route begins ... traverse the .5 mile narrow ridge to the summit of Angels Landing.
- Amphitheater Lake - Grand Teton National Park - The Adventure Guide and Map - Sitting at close to 9700 feet, the lake is a popular destination for hikers who don't mind a few switchbacks.
- Deer Mountain Trail - Rocky Mountain National Park (Map and Adventure Guide) A great acclimating hike.
- Longs Peak Map - Rocky Mountain National Park (Map Only) Map includes East Longs Peak Trail to the Boulderfield, the Keyhole Route, the Loft Route, and Clarks Arrow Route.
- Keyhole Route - Longs Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park. The classic, standard route on Longs Peak, a must for any 14er peak bagger. Do it!
- Mount Ida, North Ridge - Rocky Mountain National Park. From Milner Pass across the Continental Divide to Mount Ida. Map and Adventure Guide
- Timber Lake Trail - Rocky Mountain National Park. A five mile hike on the west side of the Continental Divide.
- Hallett Peak - Flattop Mountain - Rocky Mountain National Park. Guide to the 4.4 mile Flattop Mountain Trail and continuing to summit on the West Slope Route of Hallett Peak - a very popular summit climb.
- Lawn Lake - Rocky Mountain National Park. The 6.2 miles Lawn Lake Trail leads to the popular Lawn Lake in the center of the Mummy Range.
- Grand Teton Loop - Grand Teton National Park. The 35 mile loop route uses 6 Park trails to tour the Park. This is a 5 star loop trail. It really does not get any better for fit, acclimated hikers.
- Long Hungry Ridge Trail to Gregory Bald - Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Guide to Long Hungry Ridge Trail to Gregory Bald and the Gregory Bald map.
- Wolf Ridge to Gregory Bald - Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Guide to Wolf Ridge Trail and link to Gregory Bald map.
- Gregory Ridge Trail - Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Guide to the Gregory Ridge Trail and link to the Gregory Bald Map.
- Wild Basin Trails Map - Rocky Mountain National Park (map only). Map to the trails of Wild Basin.
- Finch Lake - Pear Lake - Rocky Mountain National Park. Guide to the two popular lakes in the Wild Basin area.
- Sandbeach Lake - Rocky Mountain National Park, Wild Basin
- Mount Elbert - highest peak in Colorado (map) the map includes the North Mount Elbert Trail (Northeast Ridge Route) and the South Mount Elbert Trail (East Ridge Route).
- Mount Elbert - North Elbert Trail - trail guide to the North Mount Elbert Trail (Northeast Ridge.) The route starts from the trailhead on Halfmoon Rd.
- Mount Elbert - South Elbert Trail - trail guide to the South Mount Elbert Trail (East Ridge.) The route starts at the Upper Mount Elbert Trailhead located off Hwy 82.
- LSR Preserve - Phelps Lake Trails - (map) to the Rockefeller Preserve and the linking trails to Phelps Lake in Grand Teton National Park.
- LSR - Phelps Lake Trails - Guide - Grand Teton National Park - popular moderate route around Phelps Lake.
- LSR Preserve's other Trails - Guide - Grand Tetons, the other trails of the Preserve (Aspen Ridge Trail, Boulder Ridge Trail, Connector, Phelps Lake Trail from Lake Creek Trail to Woodland Trail)
- The Loop - Rocky Mountain National Park - West Map Only): the North Inlet and Tonahutu Trails (the Loop) plus Haynach Lake Trail, Nanita Lake Trail, Green Mountain Trail, and Onahu Creek Trail
- North Inlet Trail - Rocky Mountain National Park - The popular route up the North Inlet from Grand Lake. The guide includes Summerland Park, Cascade Falls, Big Pool, Ptarmigan Creek, North Inlet Junction, Lake Nokoni, and Lake Nanita. The trail to North Inlet Junction is the first leg of the Loop.
- Tonahutu Creek Trail - Rocky Mountain National Park - The route from Grand Lake up Tonahutu Creek to Big Meadow and then east to Granite Falls and Haynach Lake Junction. The route turns at the Haynach Lake Trail and follow it to Haynach Lake. the Tonahutu Lake Trail is the third leg of the Loop.
- The Loop - Rocky Mountain National Park - the last leg of the Loop guide. Start with the North Inlet Trail, take it all the way to Flattop Mountain and then descend the Tonahutu Creek Trail to return to the North Inlet Trail. The route stays above treeline for over seven miles! It is the premier backpacking route in the Park.
- Onahu Creek - Green Mountain Loop - Rocky Mountain National Park - the route follows the beautiful Onahu Creek and then loops around to Big Meadow.
- Paintbrush Divide Loop Trail - Grand Teton National Park (map only) - the loop hike route that climbs Paintbrush Canyon, crosses the divide, and descends the North Fork of Cascade Canyon and Cascade Canyon to return. Also included are a few popular lake hikes included: Jenny Lake, String Lake, Leigh Lake, Bearpaw, Trapper, Holly Lake, and Lake Solitude.
- Jenny Lake Trail - Grand Teton National Park - a great loop route around the iconic lake. Guide includes a sidetrip to Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point.
- Mount Massive Map - Colorado's second highest peak. The map is of Mount Massive and the popular Mount Massive Trail.
- Mount Yale Map - Another Colorado fourteener (14,000'peak). A great peak with easy trailhead access.
- Mount Massive Trail - East Slopes Route - The 6.7 mile climb to the 14,421' summit. The route is a classic.
- Mount Yale Trail - Southwest Slopes Route - Another Class 2 route in the Sawatch Range. The fourteen thousand feet peak is in the Collegiate Peak Wilderness.
- Paintbrush Divide Loop Trail - Grand Teton National Park, a great tour of the Tetons going up Paintbrush Canyon and down the North Fork of Cascade Canyon.
- Glacier Gorge - Sky Pond Trail Map - Rocky Mountain National Park trails from Glacier Gorge Trailhead.
- Deer Mountain Trail Map - Rocky Mountain National Park - the trails around Deer Mountain.
- The Loch, Glass Lake, Sky Pond - Rocky Mountain National Park - trails to high mountain lake.
- Mount Audubon Trail Map - Indian Peaks Wilderness, Roosevelt National Forest, CO.