Mount Columbia (Fourteener)

Wilderness Area


Permits & Regulations

Thousands of people enjoy climbing Colorado's peaks. To protect natural resources and preserve the experience for others, please follow Leave No Trace hiking techniques:

Remember, you are within the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness. As such, special regulations apply, including:

  • Campfires are prohibited within 100 feet of water and trails;
  • Group size is limited to 15 people per group with a miximum combination of 25, including pack and saddle animals, in any one group within Wilderness areas;
  • Dogs must be under physical restraint of a leash at all times;
  • Bicycles are prohibited;
  • Organized groups are required to obtain approval from the Forest Service, Leadville District Office at: 719-486-0749;
  • Short-cutting switchbacks is prohibited.