So my wife and I climbed Mount Bierstadt (14,060 ft.) on Sept 1, 2012!
We drove up the night before and slept on the floor of our van to get an early start. We didn't get much sleep since hikers were pulling in and leaving from 10pm to 5am. This particular peak is a very popular climb.
We left the trailhead at 6:20am before sunrise but it was just getting enough light to see without flashlights. The first mile is fairly flat and travels through beautiful, marshy tundra with many bridges to keep you dry. After the first mile you have 2.5 miles of uphill, about 2800 feet of uphill to be accurate. The trails were easy to follow and we always had other hikers in view either coming down or going up.
The last quarter mile consists of scrambling over large boulders to get to the summit. This was a little challenging for my wife since she is a little shorter but she handled it great and we made the summit by around 9:30. We of course enjoyed the view and took some pictures and then headed down. The first half of the downhill goes a little slow since you really have to watch your footing on the loose areas but we made it down to the trailhead by around Noon.
After completing this climb I can say that this will probably not be the last 14er my wife and I do together! It left us both with a great sense of accomplishment and we got to experience some amazing scenery!