Colorado Fourteeners Initiative

A nonprofit organization

$142,683 raised by 834 donors

100% complete

$110,000 Goal


Colorado Fourteeners Initiative protects, preserves, enhances and restores the natural integrity of Colorado's 54 peaks over 14,000 feet in elevation--the "Fourteeners"--through active stewardship and public education. CFI accomplishes its mission through volunteer-based trail construction, maintenance and restoration projects and educational programs that actively involve Fourteener enthusiasts in the long-term stewardship of these peaks.

Background Statement

Colorado Fourteeners Initiative was formed in 1994 as a partnership of nonprofit organizations, concerned individuals and public agencies to preserve the natural integrity of the 54 Colorado peaks exceeding 14,000 feet-known as the "Fourteeners"-and the high-quality recreational opportunities they provide. Founding organizations included the Colorado Mountain Club, Colorado Outward Bound School, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, Rocky Mountain Field Institute, Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, and the US Forest Service. CFI was incorporated as an independent organization in 1996, but retains close ties and continues to partner with several founding groups each year to carry out volunteer programs and educational efforts.

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1511 Washington Ave, Suite 310
Golden, CO 80401

Service areas

Jefferson County, CO, US



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