One of the most amazing things about hiking in Colorado, is being rewarded with gorgeous views all the way to the top. It's so energizing to be completely surrounded by nature, breathing in the fresh air, and exploring the raw beauty found in our state. Since tackling a 14er takes time and effort (that not everybody has), here are some afternoon views from the three highest mountain peaks in Colorado.

Mount Elbert  - 14,439 feet

Mount Massive - 14,429 feet

Mount Harvard - 14,423 feet