1. Mount Elbert — 14,433’
It’s the highest. You sort of have to do it.
2. Mount of the Holy Cross (Halo Ridge Route) — 14,005’
Celebrating 2 years in CO 💛❤️💙 Can’t beat that summit smile!!! 😀 #MtHolyCross #MimosaMonday #StaySteezy #BlueSkiesandHighFives
Holy Cross is arguably the most scenic of the Sawatch Fourteeners and the Halo Ridge is a big reason why. It’s definitely a long day out and shouldn’t be attempted if there’s any threat of bad weather.
Before the final payout, you’ll have to scramble on boulders over three 13er summits and your quads will likely despise you. But seeing the sunrise from the ridge near the Notch Mountain Shelter ranks pretty high in my list of #travelstoke moments.