Quandary Peak is recognized as a easier 14er according to most reviews. Though I understand the standard route is not technical, it is quite physically demanding.
At 1:30am Christopher, Dad and I start, with our headlamps on, up the Long's Peak Trail toward the Boulder Field and Keyhole.
Slept in my car, waking to use the restroom in the early hours of the morning I saw headlamps leading up Mt. Bross. Those hikers would make the summit for sunrise; I would go back to bed.
A route that, though not technical or especially long, kicked my butt while providing some amazing scenic views.
The Missouri Gulch Trail is one of the steeper trails I've hiked so far in the Colorado Rockies. From the trail head, I walk nearly 2000 vertical feet in 2.1 miles, reaching base camp in a little under an hour and a half.