These three 14ers are in Chicago Basin, deep in the Weminuche Wilderness. They are usually climbed by taking the Durango & Silverton Railway to Needleton, then backpacking into Chicago Basin. They can also be accessed purely on foot from Purgatory, which adds about 12 miles of trail each way, for a 42-mile outing with 12,000' of elevation gain.
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.
|Anton Krupicka||7h 58m 34s|
|Sean O'Rourke||11h 21m 0s|
|Andrea Sansone, Andrew Hamilton||14h 32m 0s|
This route on the old FKT site