Route: Sunlight, Windom & Eolus (CO)

Colorado, US

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.

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