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.

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As the waves of generous donations keep rolling in on Colorado Gives Day it looks like we are on pace to exceed our goal! Remember that you can still make donations online until midnight (12:00 a.m. MST). We hope to smash all previous #CoGivesDay records and gain as much ground as possible on our broader year-end fundraising goal of $150,000. bit.ly/1XNUgEz ... See MoreSee Less

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Colorado's iconic 14,000-foot peaks draw hikers from across the country to challenge themselves and experience the grandeur of the alpine environment. These hiking destinations also create positive economic impact for local trailhead communities.

A gift to Colorado Fourteeners Initiative today will help plan and build sustainably-alligned hiking trails to protect these fragile resources and ensure future generations can experience the natural integrity of Colorado's 14ers.

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