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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Check out this exciting new partnership between the National Forest Foundation and REI. Every time a REI member uses the REI Co-op Mastercard, the co-op will make a donation to NFF. Funding will support 10 high-impact projects on National Forests, including protecting Colorado's renowned Fourteeners! bit.ly/2uiSCEH ... See MoreSee Less

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A big thank you goes out to everyone who volunteered with on the 14ers.com project on Mount Elbert last weekend. These all-star volunteers helped dig 200 feet of new tread, installed several rock and log check steps, and hauled more than 50 waddles to the upper base camp. What a blast!

Photos provided by Cameron Miller
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Bill Middlebrook of 14ers.com just launched his summer fundraising campaign and he is offering up a $2,000 incentive match. You can help CFI reach the $50,000 goal by following the link below and donating today. We encourage you to ask your employer if they have a matching gifts program. It's a great way to leverage your donation to help protect the Fourteeners!
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Colorado Fourteeners Initiative is currently seeking a passionate, hard-working individual to join the Mount Elbert trail crew for the remainder of the season. Position starts immediately working four 10-hour days per week (M-TH). Applicant should have trail construction/maintenance experience and must be at least 18 years old. For more information call Miriam Venman-Clay at (719) 293-5920. Email cover letter and resume to miriam@14ers.org ... See MoreSee Less

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