Mount Massive

Long thought to be the highest 14er in Colorado before next-door neighbor Elbert took that crown, Mount Massive is the second highest peak in Colorado and the third highest peak in the contiguous United States. Its name comes from its elongated shape with five summits over 14,000 ft, and a summit ridge over 3 miles long. It has the most acreage above 14,000 feet of any mountain in Colorado. The standard route starts on the Colorado Trail before an often gradual ascent through wide alpine meadows to the summit ridge.

Mount Massive SUMMIT LOG peakery first ascent by scott

62 members report climbing or hiking to the summit, most recently on Aug 26, 2013. Below are trip reports and shared pictures from their climbs. Based on the summit log, the most popular climbing routes and hiking trails to the summit are Southwest Slopes from Halfmoon Creek TH, East Slopes and Standard.

Others who’ve summited Mount Massive

  • hauteroute
  • bfsmith
  • nmontelli
  • DandyDon
  • BobbyFinn
  • flyfish72
  • jbyrd
  • susanjoypaul
  • 14erkid
  • madeinus
  • MattAbbotts
  • TI83plus
  • mattdipaolo
  • sli74
  • marmot
  • cponyicky
  • Alpenglo
  • SkiBumDunn
  • LChamp
  • undboarder
  • aaron8200
  • roald
  • hansuecker
  • bmannlein
  • rmblack1
  • cmw5060
  • Josh.C.Arthur
  • MattK
  • brianasher

Routes Used trails & approaches

37% Southwest Slopes from Halfmoon Creek TH

23% East Slopes

15% Standard

10% Colorado Trail

5% West Slopes

5% West Face

3% South East Ridge

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Elevation

14,428 ft / 4,398 m

Prominence

1,961 ft / 598 m

Height Rank Range

Sawatch Range

Location

Colorado, United States

Summited by

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  • scott
  • hauteroute
  • bfsmith
  • nmontelli
  • DandyDon
  • COdeacon
  • BobbyFinn
  • flyfish72
  • MountainHiker
  • WaxDr
  • jbyrd
  • susanjoypaul

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