Do you love to hike 14ers? The Sawatch Range forms a part of the Continental Divide. Its eastern side drains into the headwaters of the Arkansas River, right in our back yard. The Range includes eight of the twenty highest peaks in the Rocky Mountains, and contains fifteen of the fourteeners, including Mount Elbert at 14,440 feet, the highest peak in the Rockies.
The Sawatch mountains in general are high, massive, and relatively gentle in contour. While some peaks are rugged enough to require technical climbing, most can be climbed by a simple, yet arduous hike. Notable summits include Mount Elbert, Mount Massive, La Plata Peak, Mount of the Holy Cross, and the Collegiate Peaks (Mounts Columbia, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Belford, and Oxford).
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