If you are wondering what a Fourteener is, you have come to the right place. Two months ago, I had never heard of it either. A Fourteener is a mountain that peaks over 14,000 feet or 4,300 meters. There are 53 such mountains in Colorado and a culture around conquering these high elevation peaks that is intoxicating!
Interested in experiencing a Fourteener, but afraid you don’t have the physical prowess of a professional athlete? Fret not! A couple of these mountains are accessible by car or bike. I know, I know. Die hard mountaineers are probably rolling their eyes at the screen at this point, but hiking to such elevations is a physically extraneous activity that requires preparation, experience and endurance, which let’s face it, not all of us have.
Alas, with all the beautiful nature around us and the desire to explore it, the hubby and I decided it would be a great day-trip to drive up Mt. Evans, the 14th highest Fourteener in the state which is fully accessible by car. Here are a few pictures of our trip to show you what it is like and why it’s worth a visit.
Maybe next year we can actually hike it instead of driving. I am sure it will be quite a different experience.
What is the highest mountain you have ever climbed?