Our Mission

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

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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.

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Margaret, a CFI crew leader on Quandary Peak, is returning for her third season building and maintain trails on the 14ers. Learn more about her experiences at field staff training in her blog. www.14ers.org/early-season-training/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Great news! CFI just received a $10,000 grant from The Summit Foundation to help fund the two-person crew and several volunteer stewardship projects on Quandary Peak this season. A big thank you goes out to this amazing organization for its continued support! ... See MoreSee Less

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With more people climbing the 14ers every year, how hikers handle human waste disposal in the alpine regions is crucial to preserving these fragile areas. This video explains why CFI is promoting the "pack-out" ethic for human waste when climbing the Fourteeners. bit.ly/2symKew ... See MoreSee Less

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