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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We had a great turnout for the Peak Steward training last weekend. Thank you to everyone who came out for a full day of learning about alpine ecology and hiker education techniques. We have one final training session scheduled in Silverthorne on Saturday, June 10th. If you're interested in the program, check out our website for more details. www.14ers.org/how-you-can-help/volunteer/hiker-education/ ... See MoreSee Less

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2017 Commemorative Sticker - Mount Columbia ... See MoreSee Less

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We are fast approaching 10,000 likes on Facebook! Help spread the word by sharing our page and inviting your friends to follow Colorado Fourteeners Initiative. Once we pass 10K we will randomly select someone from our "friends list" to receive a brand new Exped Lightning 45L backpack.

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Want to volunteer with CFI but couldn't register for a trail stewardship project?

There's still time to join the Peak Stewards program this year. We will be having our first training session Saturday, May 13th from 9:30 am - 2:00 pm at our office in Golden. Follow the link to learn more about the program and sign up: bit.ly/2phIUDt
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A huge thank you goes out to Brad and Melissa McQueen for graciously allowing CFI and the 14ers.com community to take over their home. Thanks to 14er Brewing Company​ for providing the tasty beers, sponsors who donated items for our raffle, and everyone who came out to support our organization. With the help of matching incentives from CFI Board members you raised over $10,000 to protect and preserve Colorado's 14ers! ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks to everyone who came out for the happy hour last night. We raised over $10,000 in support of CFI while having a great time!

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Join CFI and the 14ers.com community tomorrow night for a happy hour and fundraiser hosted by Brad and Melissa McQueen. There will be beer from 14er Brewing Company, pizza, and a raffle with tons of awesome prizes donated by local artists and corporate sponsors! Try to carpool or clean commute if you're able. See the details below. ... See MoreSee Less

May 14ers.com Happy Hour

May 4, 2017, 6:00pm - May 4, 2017, 9:00pm

It's that time again to show some love for our favorite peaks - for the second year, the May Happy Hour will also feature a fundraiser for Colorado Fourteeners Initiative (www.14ers.org), and be hoste...

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