Route: Mt Harvard & Mt Columbia (CO)

Colorado, US
15 mi
Vertical Gain
6,100 ft

Two 14ers in the Sawatch Range that are usually done together.  Starting from N Cottonwood Creek TH.

The standard route is class 2 and drops down a bit east of the more technical Rabbit Ridge route.  Either route may be used for the FKT.


Harvard only (up & down via South Slopes route):  About 14 miles with 4600 feet of elevation gain.

Editor's Note: Many Colorado 14ers should not be considered “backcountry” where you can 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 really hard to protect our beloved mountain environment.

GPS Track