The Sawatch Range
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The Sawatch Range is a narrow strip of the Continental Divide containing fifteen 14er's, most of which dominate the landscape just to the west of US 24, from Leadville to Salida.  Included in this impressive array is the highest point in Colorado (Mt. Elbert) and the famed Collegiate Peaks.  The Sawatch peaks are famous for their numerous hiking trails, enough to keep you busy for a lifetime.  There are nontechnical routes up all these peaks, and accessibility is easy even for 2-wheel drive vehicles.  Heck, some of these peaks are good for mountain biking!

The Sawatch Range
The 14ers...

Mount of the Holy Cross
Mount Massive
Mount Elbert
LaPlata Peak
Huron Peak
Missouri Mountain
Mount Oxford
Mount Belford
Mount Harvard
Mount Columbia
Mount Yale
Mount Princeton
Mount Antero
Mount Shavano
Tabagauche Mountain

Points of Civilization...

Buena Vista

Other Stuff to Do....

Vail Valley
Arkansas River
Princeton Hot Springs