COLORADO ROCKIES SIX-PACK OF PEAKS CHALLENGE™
OVERVIEW MAP OF THE COLORADO ROCKIES SIX-PACK OF PEAKS
THE PEAKS IN THE COLORADO ROCKIES SIX-PACK
BERGEN PEAK - Elevation 9,708' (2,959 m)
This forested peak in the Jefferson County Open Space is a short 30-minute drive from Denver. The out-and-back route comes in just under 10 miles, and climbs 1,890'.
Original Six-Pack route: Bergen Peak via Elk Meadow Park
ROCKY MOUNTAIN - Elevation 9,250' (2,819 m)
Yes, there is an actual "Rocky Mountain." It rises above the more famous Manitou Incline and the Barr Trail, both of which are great options for a loop hike up this peak near Colorado Springs.
Original Six-Pack route: Rocky Mountain via the Manitou Incline
BIRTHDAY PEAK - Elevation 12,730' (3,880 m)
One of the less-visited peaks in the Collegiate Wilderness, Birthday Peak requires some additional navigation and scrambling skills. And you'll straddle the Continental Divide.
Original Six-Pack route: Birthday Peak in the Collegiate Wilderness
HORSESHOE MOUNTAIN - Elevation 13,898' (4,236 m)
Horseshoe Mountain scrapes the clouds at 13,898′ – just shy of being a 14er. Even so, the glacier carved cirque remains one of Colorado’s 100 tallest mountains, and the views are coveted by peak baggers. Just west of Fairplay, Horseshoe Mountain straddles Park and Lake County and is dotted with abandoned mines. Epic views, fascinating geology, and a rich mining history make this uncrowded hike a gem.
Original Six-Pack route: Horseshoe Mountain from Fourmile Road
MOUNT SHERMAN - Elevation 14,035' (4,278 m)
New for 2018, Mount Sherman is the perfect 14er for starting out. No technical climbing (unless you go in the springtime snow) and unlike many of the other 14ers, much less crowded. And it's very near Horseshoe Mountain.
Six-Pack route: Mount Sherman via Fourmile Road
GRAYS PEAK - Elevation 14,270' (4,350 m)
Grays Peak is one of only two fourteeners that actually sits on the Continental Divide. The ninth-highest mountain in Colorado has a well-defined trail to the summit and its proximity to the slightly lower Torreys Peak (14,267′) make this a popular mountain destination.
Original Six-Pack route: Grays Peak Route Description