Storm King Fourteen Memorial Hike

Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81601

Storm King Fourteen Memorial Hike

Storm King Fourteen Memorial Hike Professional Guide

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"This trail was built to honor fourteen men and women who died fighting one of the most explosive wild fires in Colorado history— the South Canyon Fire. It began as a footpath made by families of the firefighters and others as they hiked the mountain to pay their respects to those who had died. Its rough condition is intended as a tribute to firefighters and the challenging conditions under which they work."

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"This trail, built by volunteers, is a memorial to fourteen firefighters who lost their lives in a wildfire on Storm King Mountain in July 1994. Interpretive signs explain wildland firefighting and this unfortunate disaster. At the observation point you can look across to the ridge where the firefighters died. The trail is a journey into a once burned land, now recovering. You’ll gain a brief insight into and feeling for the work of the men and women who fight wildland fires." Read more

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Trail Information

Glenwood Springs
Nearby City
1,291 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
3-4 hours
Spring, summer, fall
BLM, Colorado River Valley Field Office, Silt; (970) 876-9000;
Local Contacts
Storm King Mountain; #123 Flat Tops SE/Glenwood Canyon
Local Maps

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Dec 2018