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, 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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CFI is honored to be part of the National Forest Foundation's Find Your Fourteener campaign in 2018. Through this ambitious initiative CFI will partner with other stewardship organizations to protect the alpine tundra by creating sustainable hiking trails on these high use peaks. ... See MoreSee Less

There are places we go to find ourselves…for many of us those places are on Colorado’s majestic 14ers! We hope you’ll help us care for these special peaks in 2018. Shout-out to our partners: Vit...

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CFI would like to thank the Town of Breckenridge, Colorado for its continued financial support. The Town recently awarded CFI a $2,500 grant for work on Quandary Peak in 2018. ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy New Year from everyone at CFI! Are you still thinking about your plans and goals for 2018? Have you ever dreamed of getting paid to spend time in the mountains? Check out our seasonal employment opportunities for the 2018 field season! Head over to our website for position descriptions: www.14ers.org/employment/ ... See MoreSee Less

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This summer CFI partnered with The Boa System for a day of trail stewardship on Quandary Peak. The Boa staff helped strip, carry, and install several log checks to help restore the severely eroded trail. Today, Boa capped off a great 2017 partnership with a $5,000 donation to help protect and preserve Colorado's Fourteeners. Thank you to the whole Boa team! www.theboasystem.com/ ... See MoreSee Less

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