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Fourteeners of Colorado's San Juan MountainsThe San Juan Mountains in southwest Colorado are a patchwork of wildly varied sub-ranges, many tucked away in vast wilderness areas. Of Colorado's 54 fourteeners (peaks that rise over 14,000 feet in elevation), 13 call the San Juans home.
Photos by Todd Caudle.
Todd Caudle is a Colorado Springs-based photographer who has been photographing his home state for more than 30 years. He is the recipient of the Colorado Book Award for his book “14,000 Feet – A Celebration of Colorado’s Highest Mountains,” and his photos have appeared in a multitude of regional, national and international publications. More photos can be seen at toddcaudle.com and skylinepress.com.
Handies Peak (14,048') reflects in a small tarn at sunset below Cinnamon Pass. Climbing access is either from American Basin on the west side of the peak or Grizzly Gulch on the east.