Climbing a “fourteener” is perhaps the ultimate goal of many hikers in Colorado. And because nearly all of the state’s fifty-four mountains higher than 14,000 feet challenge even experienced hikers, children often miss out on this experience. However, the climb up Mount Sherman, at 14,036 feet, is made for healthy, prepared kids. Ninety-eight percent of the trail crosses private property; please respect property owners’ rights. Preparation begins with being well rested and properly equipped. Nothing fancier than sturdy hiking shoes, rain gear, a warm sweater, a hat, sunscreen, high-energy food, and at least one quart of water per person is required. Preparation also means starting the hike very early in the morning and watching for weather changes. Warn your companions that they’ll have to head back should clouds start blanketing the sky; weather changes can be sudden and severe above the tree line.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Skill Level||Challenging for children|
|Season||Best July to September|
|Trailhead Elevation||11,800 ft|
|Top Elevation||14,036 ft|
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