Stunning vistas from Colorado’s 11-highest peak
Story and photos by Kim Fenske
Mount Antero, 14,269 feet, may rank high among the ugliest Fourteeners in Colorado. The peak has been abused by mining digs and cut with four-wheel-drive vehicle pathways for decades. During peak summer season, Antero can be crowded, dusty, and noisy with heavy traffic of all-terrain-vehicles.
Despite the blemishes created by modern machinery, Antero offers spectacular views of its neighbors, Mount Shavano, 14,229 feet, and Tabeguache Peak, 14,155 feet, to the south; as well as Mount Princeton, 14,197 feet, to the north.
Mount Antero is the 11-highest peak in Colorado, named for Chief Antero of the Uintah band of Utes. (more…)