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UPDATESWhat we've been doing

  • Pre Project Prep – Mount Columbia  – September 29, 2016

    Most hikers can appreciate the amount of work it takes to build a trail from scratch. The hiking, the digging, the pushing around of giant … Read More >>

  • Aeolus. God of Wind, Builder of Trails  – September 26, 2016

    Those who come up the mountain may see us at work, a crew of figures moving rocks, flipping with bars, moving things in bags, and … Read More >>

  • It’s All a Learning Curve  – September 23, 2016

    “Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes , no coincidences, … Read More >>

  • Opening Day  – September 19, 2016

    4:45 in the morning. We rest by Twin Lakes, like always, waiting for the crew to regroup after the steep ascent. This morning is special, … Read More >>

Stay Informed

With CFI involved in so many projects on the Fourteeners, it’s hard to stay on top of all our work. Here are some links to keep you informed of our current and past work. Be sure to check back as we add more information.

2016 Field Season Projects
This field season CFI will work on three fixed-site projects in the following locations:

  1. Mount Eolus (final year to complete CFI’s 31st sustainable summit route)
  2. Mount Columbia (first of five planned years)
  3. Quandary Peak (first year with a two-person mini reconstruction crew)

Not able to hike in to see our current projects? Click the links to see Google Earth flyover videos to get an idea of what will be happening on each peak.

CFI In the News

“Love and Respect for State’s 14ers” (The Denver Post, August 10, 2016)
“Protect Colorado’s high (and high dollar) places” (The Denver Post, August 9, 2016)
“Fourteeners stand out for their value; preserve them” (Loveland Reporter-Herald, August 6, 2016)
Colorado Fourteeners: 260,000 hikes and more big numbers from new report” (Westword, August 5, 2016)
“Study: Colorado fourteener hikers pump million’s into state economy” (The Gazette, August 3, 2016)
“260,000 hikers scramble up Colorado’s 14ers each year, spending big in nearby towns” (The Aspen Times, August 25, 2012)

“Ski Co, Employees grant $50,000 to Basalt River Center” (The Aspen Times, April 2016)              “River, Peak Benefit from Grants” (Chaffee County Times, March 2016)                                      “Learn How to Climb Colorado’s 14ers at Free Class” (Austin360 Fit City, November 2015)                                                                                                                                          “Fourteeners Check-Up: A look at the state of our beloved fourteeners.” (5280 Magazine, June 2015)                                                                                                                                    “Hikers damaging some of Colorado’s best 14ers” (Channel 9 News, June 8, 2015)
“Colorado Fourteeners Initiative’s “14er Report Card” shows trails need $24 million in repairs” (Denver Post, June 10, 2015)
“Colorado’s 14ers need $24 million in trail improvements” (The Coloradoan, June 10, 2015)
“Trails on Colorado, Aspen 14ers still need work” (The Aspen Times, June 10, 2015)
“Report card: Love for trails on Colorado 14ers comes with a cost” (Colorado Springs Gazette, June 10, 2015)
“Nine Colorado Fourteeners Get Failing Grade In New Report Card” (Colorado Public Radio, June 11, 2015)
“Snowmass Mountain receives “F” grade on Fourteeners report card” (Aspen Public Radio, June 11, 2015)
“Colorado Fourteeners Initiative rates state’s tallest peaks, estimates $24 million restoration cost” (Summit Daily, June 15, 2015)
“Peak to Peak: 14ers for Every Experience Level” (Denver Life Magazine, May/June 2014)
“Colorado Fourteeners Initiative seeks Peak Stewards program volunteers” (Summit Daily, April 8, 2014)
“Quandary Peak trail restoration project seeks volunteers for this weekend” (Summit Daily, September 3, 2013)
“Call is Out for Volunteers to Maintain Quandary Peak” (CBS4 Denver, August 7, 2013)
“Summit County’s highest peak gets mountain face-lift” (Summit Daily, July 16, 2013)
“Colorado Fourteeners Initiative highlights work on Holy Cross” (Vail Daily, June 22, 2012)
“Saving fourteeners given high priority” (Denver Post, July 10, 2012)
“Protecting our high-alpine places” (Summit Daily News, July 19, 2012)
“Fixing an Aspen Fourteener” (The Aspen Times, August 25, 2012)