Mount Massive is a fourteener, or a mountain that exceeds fourteen thousand feet in elevation. It is located in the state of Colorado.

Rising an astounding 14,428 feet (4,398 meters), the aptly named Mount Massive is the second highest peak in the continental United States. It is part of the Sawatch Range, which itself is part of the Rocky Mountains. The earliest recorded person climbing to the summit was Henry Gannett in 1873. The mountain is long, with five of its highest points above 14K feet. One ridge is over three miles long, which gives Mount Massive the most area above that height in the lower 48 states.

For those folks who like to hike, there is a class 2 hiking trail to the summit. You can expect to meet lots of elk, deer, and bighorn sheep along the way.

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