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, the Bureau of Land Management, and passionate volunteers 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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Although the field season has come to a close, CFI's full-time employees are still working hard on year-end reporting and fundraising. Next week the staff will sign, seal, and stamp more than 3,400 envelopes containing the 2016 Annual Report and 2017 Year-End Report. Until then, head over to the website to see the results and photos from another record-breaking summer building and maintaining 14er trails! bit.ly/2yFrbpO ... See MoreSee Less

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Want to share your favorite 14er stories over a beer with CFI staff, Board members, and fellow 14er enthusiasts? Come to our Holiday Happy Hour on Wednesday, November 29th in Boulder for pizza and beverages provided by 14er Brewing Company! You'll also have a chance to pick up some holiday gifts and raise money for CFI's trail stewardship work in the silent auction. Check out the event page for more details! bit.ly/2ic20VY ... See MoreSee Less

Holiday Happy Hour (and Shopping!) Benefiting the 14ers

November 29, 2017, 5:30pm - November 29, 2017, 7:30pm

Join your fellow 14er enthusiasts to celebrate the holidays and the end of a great climbing season. We'll also raise our glasses and funds for the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative! Suggested minimum d...

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December is fast approaching and that means Colorado Gives Day is just a few weeks away. This year CFI hopes to raise $80,000 to help fund our trail stewardship work on the Fourteeners. You can help us reach our goal by scheduling your gift early! Follow the link below, click donate, and choose the CO Gives Day option. www.coloradogives.org/14ers ColoradoGives.org #coloradogives ... See MoreSee Less

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Colorado Fourteeners Initiative is proud to have a long-standing relationship with REI, a company that gives back to the environment, local communities, and its employees. Join the movement this Black Friday to #optoutside and be sure tag REI and CFI in your 14er related adventure photos! ... See MoreSee Less

Join the millions who are skipping the shopping frenzy on Black Friday to #OptOutside. For the third year running, the REI co-op is closing our doors on Black Friday and paying our 12,000 employees to...

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Happy Halloween! Looking for a last minute costume idea? Grab a hard hat and a pick mattock and go as a terrifying trail crew worker! ... See MoreSee Less

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