Our Mission

To protect and preserve the natural integrity of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks through active stewardship and public education.


Protecting the Alpine

CFI partners with the US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, passionate volunteer partners and donors nationwide to protect and restore the fragile alpine ecosystems on Colorado’s 14ers.

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About Us

Colorado Fourteeners Initiative was formed in 1994 as a partnership of nonprofit organizations, concerned individuals, and public agencies. Our mission is to preserve and protect the natural integrity of Colorado’s Fourteeners after a 1993 study noted significant environmental impacts due to rapidly expanding recreational use.

Stay Informed

Have you ever wanted to find out where all the hikers sharing the 14er trails are from, or how many peaks they've climbed? CFI's volunteer Peak Steward program allows you to act as an ambassador of the alpine and educate hikers about proper Leave No Trace techniques. It's a great opportunity to get outside, meet new people, and help protect the fragile ecosystems found on Colorado's iconic peaks. If you're interested in becoming a Peak Steward in 2017, please contact outreach@14ers.org - for more information.

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CFI's Board Treasurer and resident climbing ambassador Brad McQueen and his climbing partners waved the CFI flag on top of Mount Shavano this weekend. We are excited to work with the USFS to start planning a new sustainbly-aligned summit trail on this high-priority peak. ... See MoreSee Less