Hike some non-14ers this summer

By Edward Stoner

Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks always have all the attention, but some of the state’s shorter summits are equally beautiful, often less crowded and can even be more challenging than more popular 14ers. “The less popular, non-14ers offer solitude — in most cases — and showcase viewpoints, geology and wildlife often not seen from high-traffic peaks,” said James Dziezynski, author of “Best Summit Hikes in Colorado.” Dziezynski has a new book out this summer that covers all the summit hikes along Interstate 70 between Denver and Vail. Take a look at six of Dziezynski’s favorite non-14er peaks: Hagar Mountain Summit elevation: 13,220 …

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