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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REMINDER: Thursday, April 27th CFI will be hanging out at Coda Coffee Edgewater with the good folks from MHM packs to talk about our the importance of protecting the alpine ecosystem and detailing our initiatives for 2017. Join us for some fresh coffee, local beers, and a chance to go home with some awesome gear! For more details check out the event page below. ... See MoreSee Less

An Evening With The Colorado 14ers Initiative

April 27, 2017, 6:00pm - April 27, 2017, 8:00pm

Join us at Coda Coffee in Edgewater on April 27th for a night of coffee, backpacks, and learning. We will be joined by the Colorado 14ers Initiative to shed light on the work that they are doing and ...

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Weather forecasts are predicting some stormy spring weather for the mountains this week. Although it's late in the season avalanches are still a hazard you need to be aware of. Check out the video below to learn more about spring avalanche conditions. Then head over to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center to check the current forecast. bit.ly/2peU9Lm ... See MoreSee Less

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Join us on Thursday, April 27 at Coda Coffee Edgewater for an evening discussion about the importance of protecting Colorado's 14,000-foot peaks and how you can get involved. MHM packs is hosting the event and will be offering discounts on backpacks, a sample sale, and a raffle with tons of awesome gear - all to benefit Colorado Fourteeners Initiative! Check out the details on the event page below. ... See MoreSee Less

An Evening With The Colorado 14ers Initiative

April 27, 2017, 6:00pm - April 27, 2017, 8:00pm

Join us at Coda Coffee in Edgewater on April 27th for a night of coffee, backpacks, and learning. We will be joined by the Colorado 14ers Initiative to shed light on the work that they are doing and ...

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We've added one additional backcountry volunteer project to the calendar!

Help CFI finish the field season strong with a multi-day project on Mount of the Holy Cross the weekend of September 21-24. Enjoy the less crowded trails and beautiful fall foliage as you perform valuable trail maintenance and restoration work. Learn more and register today. www.14ers.org/2017-multi-day-volunteer-project-registration/
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CFI would like to extend a big thank you to KIND Snacks for the donation of more than 1,000 fruit and nut bars to help feed our volunteers this summer. KIND snacks are made from whole nuts, fruits, and whole grains, making them a nutritious and super tasty snack while you're moving rocks at high altitude! ... See MoreSee Less

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