To the Top! Hiking Colorado’s 14ers

Participate in daily hikes through the Rocky Mountains on this adventure of discovery and learning, as you join outdoor experts on hikes that build in difficulty throughout the week.
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Program No. 9891RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

In hiker parlance, it’s called a “14er” — a mountain that exceeds 14,000 feet above sea level. With 54 to its credit, Colorado has the most 14ers in the continental U.S. Get ready to join rarefied air, as you accompany our expert naturalists and outdoor professionals on an exhilarating and enriching Rocky Mountain hiking adventure to bag three 14ers yourself. Each climb on this extremely challenging program for experienced hikers builds on the last in difficulty and unique beauty to create a truly “peak” experience!
Activity Level
Outdoor: Challenging
Hiking 8-12 miles a day over varied terrain. Elevations of 8,500-14,000 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Discover the teamwork, challenge and tremendous sense of achievement of summiting a Rocky Mountain “14er.”
  • Discover the Rockies from a different perspective: on an exciting whitewater-raft trip or zip-lining adventure (depending on the date).
  • With an expert naturalist, learn firsthand about the area and its resident plants and animals.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Ryan Kirkpatrick
Ryan Kirkpatrick is the director of operations for Mountains & Plains Institute for Lifelong Learning and Service, and has led hundreds of Road Scholar programs since 2003. A native of Colorado, Ryan has a master’s in sports science, is a Wilderness First Responder, and a “Master Naturalist” for the city of Fort Collins. In addition, he is an ASEP certified instructor and received his Level 1 USATF Coaching Certification from the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. He is also a volunteer nordic ski ranger for the Colorado State Forest, and as a photographer is a member of Canon Professional Services.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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