Hike: Collegiate Peaks

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Located in Central Colorado, and straddling the contentinal divide, the Collegiate Peaks are part of the Sawatch Mountain Range. Driving from Poncha Springs in the south to Leadville there is a continuous string of peaks from 13,000 to 14,000 feet in elevation. This part of the Sawatch Range provides the highest concentration of 14,000 foot peaks in the nation. Paralleling the Collegiates is the headwaters of the Arkansas River with some of the best kayaking in Colorado. Options are many for exploration, hike by day, soak in a hot spring, and kayak or raft the next morning.
USGS Topographic Maps Link:

Garfield Maysville Saint Elmo
Mount Antero Mount Yale Buena Vista West
Winfield Mount Harvard Mount Elbert
Granite Independence Pass Mount Champion
Mount Massive Nast Homestake Reservoir
Mount Jackson Mount of the Holy Cross  


Featured Hikes:

Huron Peak

Missouri Mountain

Mt. Yale

Kroenke Lake to Browns Pass

Mt. Princeton

Belford and Oxford

Shavano and Tabeguache

Harvard and Columbia

Mt. Antero


Missouri Gulch Trail

Missouri Mountain Trail

Frenchman Creek

Tumble Creek Trail #617

Kroenke Lake Trail

Riverside Trail (Buena Vista)

Mt. Oxford

Brown’s Pass

Mt. Yale Trail

Mt. Shavano

Mt. Harvard

Mt. Belford – Missouri Gulch

Horn Fork Basin

Mt. Princeton Trail

Mt. Antero Trail