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No 14er hike is “easy.” This list simply provides some of the easier ones, compared to the rest. Remember that any 14er hike requires proper physical conditioning, gear, food, and plenty of water.  Please read the Mountaineering Safety page. If you are new to 14er hiking, coming from out-of-state, or simply looking for the easiest 14er hikes, check out the peaks below. 

These peaks/routes have been recommended based on the following factors:
  - Lowest difficulty compared to other 14ers 
  - Hike duration
  - Proximity to Denver
  - Easily accessible trailheads
  - Defined hiking trails

 Range / Peak Trailhead Difficulty Approx. Miles From Denver
 Front Range      
    Grays Peak Grays Peak Class 1 50
    Torreys Peak Grays Peak Class 2 50
    Mt. Bierstadt Guanella Pass Class 2 50
 Tenmile-Mosquito Range      
    Quandary Peak Quandary Peak Class 1 85
    Mt. Democrat Kite Lake Class 2 100
    Mt. Lincoln Quartzville Class 1 or 2   95
    Mt. Bross Mineral Park Mine Class 1 95
    Mt. Sherman Fourmile Creek Class 2 95
 Sawatch Range      
    Mt. Elbert North Mt. Elbert Class 1 110
    Mt. Elbert South Mt. Elbert Class 1 120
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