Central Colorado is surrounded by the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The Sawatch mountain range crosses the area with 14 mountains over 14,000 feet. Chaffee County, home to Buena Vista and Salida has twelve peaks which rise above 14,000 feet in elevation, making the county the one with the greatest number of “Fourteeners” in the state.
Mt. Antero (14,276’), the eleventh highest peak in Colorado, was named for Chief Antero of the Uintah band of Utes. This mountain is located directly west of Nathrop and is visible from both Bue... Details
Mt. Columbia, altitude 14,077 feet, is one of five peaks in the Sawatch Range named after well-known universities.
Compared to neighboring Mt. Princeton and Mt. Yale, Mt. Columbia does not re... Details
Mt. Elbert (14,433’) is the highest point in Colorado, and only second to Mt. Whitney in California as the highest peak in the continental United States. The mountain was named after Samuel Hitt... Details
Among the many mountains surrounding Leadville, Mt. Massive (14,421’) stands as a behemoth to the west of Leadville, serving as a landmark practically no matter where one is in town. Its name, M... Details
Mt. Oxford (14,153’) is located in northern Chaffee County and is accessible from Clear Creek Canyon. Named after Oxford University in England, it is the northern most peak that is part of the C... Details
Mt. Princeton, sits dramatically to the southwest of Buena Vista. With the summit close on the east side of the Sawatch Range and hovering above the Arkansas River Valley, it seems one has a magnifice... Details
Mt. Yale, altitude 14,198 feet, is the 21st highest mountain in Colorado. It is part of the Collegiate Peaks in the Sawatch Range, named along with Mt. Princeton, Mt. Columbia, Mt. Harvard and Mt. Oxf... Details