Elevation

14,160 ft / 4,315 m

Prominence

653 ft / 199 m

Summits

52 summits

Top climbing months

August   24%

September  24%

July   24%

Most climbed route

West Ridge from Belford

Highlights

  • Mount Oxford is a Colorado 14er in the Collegiate Peaks of the Sawatch Range.
  • Lies about 1.2 miles east of the slightly higher 14er Mount Belford and is usually climbed in combination with Mount Belford on a Class 2 route.
  • Standard route to climb both peaks in a day is 11 miles roundtrip and 5,900 feet vertical gain from the Missouri Gulch trailhead.
"Mountain 2 of 4 for the day and my 17th fourteener so far this season. This one would be easy if you did not have to return back up the way you came down to it. The return trip is by far the most difficult part. We continued on to Missouri Mountain. " - IanWright, Sep 6, 2015
"The plan was to get belford/oxford and missouri. Like many other I had to bail on Missouri just as I started since the weather was getting nasty. only stayed on the summit of oxford for maybe 1min to get some pics and run back trying to get Missouri before the weather got me." - Ryan_Wallace, Aug 25, 2015
"Started at 6:30 or so in the morning. Peaked Belford first. Met cool people at the top and enjoyed the cookies they gave us. (: Began descent of Oxford at around 11:45am. Did not follow trail on the way down, so it took forever and we got back to the trailhead around 4:30pm. 13th 14er. Unsure of exact date." - Globetrotter87, Jun 16, 2012

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