14,203 ft / 4,329 m

#25 in Colorado

#50 in United States


1,337 ft / 408 m

#130 in Colorado

#1,436 in United States


71 summits

#25 in Colorado

#378 in United States

Top climbing months

August   27%

July   25%

September  20%


  • Mount Belford is a Colorado 14er in the Collegiate Peaks of the Sawatch Range.
  • Belford is an easy climb to a rounded summit.
  • It lies near 14ers Mount Oxford and Missouri Mountain and is often climbed in conjunction with one or both of these peaks.
  • Most people also summit Mount Oxford since it lies about a mile away on a high connecting ridge.
  • Summiting all three 14ers in one day is a significant outing of 14.5
  • 5 miles and 7400 feet vertical gain.
  • None of the peaks are visible from the prying eyes of roads.