Flat 14ers - A Hiking Challenge for Families

A free printable is included to help you hike your way through all 58 of Colorado's highest peaks

By Sarah Hauge, Publisher, Macaroni Kid, Englewood, Greenwood Village, Centennial January 27, 2021

Colorado boasts 58 mountain peaks reaching over 14,000 feet tall. To locals, these high-rising peaks are well known as "fourteeners" or "14ers."

Hiking any of these peaks can be a great challenge (and not entirely family-friendly), so we're encouraging our community to get outside and complete a 14er hike on a FLAT surface. We're making it simple with a free printable chart that shows the flat distance it would take to hike a route on each of the 58 famous peaks.

“Happiness is not at the top of the mountains but in how to climb it.” - Unknown

Here's how our Flat 14er Challenge works:

  • Print your Flat 14er Challenge.
  • Pick a peak.
  • Start walking, running, jogging, biking, etc.
  • For each mile you travel, fill in a triangle on the chart.
  • Celebrate your success!
  • Start the process over again for as many peaks as you'd like to hike.

You don't have to complete the roundtrip journey in a single go. Complete this challenge at your own pace, on your own time. 

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