Elevating Our Youth Towards Success.

Become a champion for a meaningful and impactful cause, exploring new heights for adventure and elevating our youth towards success.

Proceeds from this event provide therapeutic services to abused and emotionally damaged children and their families.

Exploring New Heights

July 15, 2022 – September 18, 2022

Griffith Centers is excited to launch our 34th Annual Peak Challenge, and we invite you to join us!


While joining the Peak Challenge and reaching higher elevations, you lead the way in supporting Griffith Centers’ Children. Your support and participation elevate Colorado’s underserved youth and at-risk population by taking them to new heights and funding supportive tracks that guide each child towards success.

In it’s 34th year, Peak Challenge is a distinctive and successful event. It offers:

  • The opportunity to help troubled children while responsibly enjoying Colorado’s beautiful high-country wilderness.
  • It allows concerned community organizations, businesses, and individuals the chance to serve as role models.
  • Peak Challenge enhances the image of participating organizations by demonstrating their concern for the community.
  • Enables sponsors and leaders to share their unique qualities and philosophies, and they work together to summit Colorado’s highest peaks.
  • Offers an excellent opportunity for co-workers and club members to build their relationships outside of the usual working environment.
  • Inspires increased involvement in outdoor recreation and improved relationships with the organizations involved.
  • And a great sense of personal accomplishment!


Together we are making a difference in the lives of troubled children.

This event is perfect for newcomers and veteran hikers alike!

Peak Challenge Beneficiaries

Education Programs

We offer individualized methods designed to strengthen students’ skills necessary to obtain a quality education and, more importantly, be productive members of our community.

Mental Health Resources

We offer a variety of services to support children and families with mental health counseling, behavioral coaching, and telehealth services in the state of Colorado.

Residential Programs

Our residential treatment program is a Qualified Residential Treatment Program (QRTP), providing individual therapy, family therapy, and group therapy.

Team/Individual Registration

Support mental health by registering to climb a 14er with your friends, family, co-workers, church groups, and more! Everyone is invited to participate in Peak Challenge. With no group size restrictions, you can even bring the pup! 


Become an advocate to preserve Colorado families by creating your own fundraising page. This is a great way to share with your community about Peak Challenge and how they can support mental health for the children of Colorado! This is a great way to fundraise for your climbing team!

Support Mental Health

Unable to climb? You can still make an impact on the lives of our youth and families by providing a donation to support GCC mental health services. 

Schedule of Events

Practice Hike Schedule

Get your climbing legs ready and join us on a practice hike. Hikes will take place on trails accessible around the Denver and Colorado Springs front range.

Saturday, July 9th, 8 AM start — North, Trailhead TBA

Saturday, July 16th, 8 AM start — South, Trailhead TBA

Saturday, August 6th, 8 AM start— North, Trailhead TBA

Saturday, August 13th, 8 AM start— South, Devils Playground

 Join a Practice Hike Here


Climber Meet-n-Greet

Join us to meet fellow climbers in support of Griffith Centers in Denver and Colorado Springs.

Thu, June 30, 2022 at 5PM
Banded Oak Brewing Co. in Denver

Thu, July 7, 2022 at 5PM
The Ute & Yeti in Colorado Springs


Choose your climb date and 14’er. Take photos of your journey and share on social media using #elevatesuccess and #peakchallenge2022

See you on the trails!

Support by sponsoring a child, a team, or an individual climb

The 34th annual Peak Challenge focuses on gaining support to preserve Colorado families through mental health services and we’re looking to raise $30,000. With your support, you will be helping provide mental health services to families across Colorado who need it the most – especially during these challenging times. In appreciation of your anticipated sponsorship, we would like to offer you the opportunity to showcase your brand on all Peak Challenge print and digital advertising materials.

We hope we can count on your help to make this event a memorable one! The deadline to register is June 30, 2022.

Why hike for mental health?

Griffith Centers for Children provides mental health services to preserve families across Colorado. Many of our families are at risk for disruption, this may mean they could be separated due to mental health issues, drug addictions, parenting concerns, or lack of resources. Our programs offer a spectrum of therapeutic treatments, academic services, and parenting education services to preserve families. When you hike for charity in Peak Challenge 2022, we can continue to help children and families in need as they rise above a mountain of challenges!

Peak Challenge Sponsors

Thank you to our 34th Annual Peak Challenge Team Sponsors

Silver Sponsor


Bronze Sponsor


Thank you to our 34th Annual Peak Challenge Child Sponsors

Brent Phillips • Design5sixty4 • Keith Jackson • Paul Pastore • Pierce Robbins • Ralph Reschke • XimpleIT

Contact Us

10190 Bannock Street. #120, Northglenn, CO 80160

Questions or Support for Your Peak Challenge? Let’s Connect.
lori.patton@griffithcenters.org or (719) 373.0693