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Mt Elbert Standard Route Guide

Mt Elbert Standard Route Guide

Many people head to climb Mt Elbert apart from the rest of the 14ers as it’s the tallest peak in the state and rocky mountains overall. They’re often surprised to find the standard route is

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Quandary Peak Standard Route Guide

Quandary Peak Standard Route Guide

The Quandary Peak Trailhead is among the most easily accessible of all 14ers. Its gentle, Class 1 route is an easy, good choice for a first 14er. However don’t let the ease trick you –

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Decalibron Standard Route Guide

Decalibron Standard Route Guide

The Decalibron consists of four 14ers: Mt Democrat, Mt Cameron, Mt Lincoln and Mt Bross. It’s the one spot in Colorado you can climb four 14ers in a single day, if conditions and luck allows.

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