Mount Massive (Fourteener)

Wilderness Area

Status: Open

This area is Open

Safety Information

Lightning storms build rapidly and occur almost daily throughout the summer. Turn around at the first sign of thunder and lightning.

At this altitude, sunlight is much more intense, and the air is much drier. Wear sunscreen and a hat, and drink plenty of fluids. Carry a topographical map and compass and know how to use them.

Combat altitude sickness by acclimating gradually and staying hydrated. If symptoms do occur (i.e., headache, dizziness, or nausea), immediately descend to a lower elevation.