Capitol Peak (14,130') is one of the harder of Colorado's 14ers. The standard route, from the Capitol Creek TH, is 17 miles RT with 5300' of elevation gain, and some 4th class sections on the infamous "Knife Edge". But, unlike most of the Elk Range the rock is quite good.
Editor's Note: Many Colorado 14ers should not be considered “backcountry” where you go anywhere you want; their popularity can create a plethora of braided social paths that lasts for decades in the fragile tundra. So if there is a trail, please stay on it. Hundreds of volunteers with the Fourteeners Initiative work hard to protect our mountain environment.