260,000 hikers scramble up Colorado’s 14ers each year
The Denver Post
It might seem like every other person in Colorado is hiking a fourteener on any given summer Saturday. While it might not actually be that crowded, the state’s highest peaks do count about 260,000 summit-scrambling trips every year.
All those feet headed to the 54 highest points in Colorado each year deliver $70.5 million in economic impact, with some hikers spending twice as much daily as a business traveler to Denver, according to the first study of the role fourteeners play in the state’s economy.
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