Elevation

14,428 ft / 4,398 m

#2 in Colorado

#22 in United States

Prominence

1,961 ft / 598 m

#63 in Colorado

#819 in United States

Summits

94 summits

#17 in Colorado

#230 in United States

Top climbing months

July   34%

August   20%

September  20%

Most climbed route

Southwest Slopes from Halfmoon Creek TH (1-way)

3.9 mi • 3,748 ft gain • Class 2

Highlights

  • Mount Massive is the 2nd highest peak in Colorado and the 3rd highest peak in the contiguous United States.
  • Long thought to be the highest 14er in Colorado before next-door neighbor Elbert took that crown.
  • Name comes from its elongated shape with 5 summits over 14,000 ft and a summit ridge over 3 miles long.
  • Has the most acreage above 14,000 feet of any mountain in Colorado.
  • Standard route starts on the Colorado Trail before an often gradual ascent through wide alpine meadows to the summit ridge.
21 summits • 3.9 mi • 3,748 ft gain • 8 hr 30 min • Class 2
1 summit • 12.4 mi • 4,309 ft gain • 7 hr 58 min
1 summit • 15.0 mi • 4,397 ft gain • 9 hr 38 min
1 summit • 26.8 mi • 6,160 ft gain • 8 hr 59 min
1 summit • 8.0 mi • 3,795 ft gain • 6 hr 57 min

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