Mount Lady Washington

HARD 11 reviews
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Mount Lady Washington is a 7.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Beaver Point, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
7.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,887 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

scramble

snow

no dogs

An Alternative to the traditional North Ridge Line, which is a couple of miles longer, and easier on the lungs.  You are rewarded with views of "The Diamond", on the neighboring 14er, Longs Peak (14,259'), that could only be seen from the vantage of the summit of Mount Lady Washington (13,288').  "The Lady" will tempt you with views of other possible climbs, of less lofty, but still very enjoyable climbs.  Neighboring climbs such as the Twin Sisters, Lily Mountain, Estes Cone, and Battle Mountain are year 'round hikes that will reward you with good views, and the feeling of success.  And if you're up to it, you can do the "mother of climbs" in northern Colorado... longs Peak.

hiking
2 months ago

Really fun and challenging hike with spectacular views. The first 3.5 miles to the base of the mountain aren't bad at all. The final ~1300 ft scramble from the bottom to top is easy but physically demanding. Plus you've to come back down the same way which will definitely take a toll on your knees so carry walking sticks for support if you want. We took 4 hours to summit and 3 to come back to the parking lot. Carry healthy snacks, a beanie and cold weather jacket. Highly recommend this hike!

hiking
3 months ago

Spectacular views from the summit! Had the mountain to ourselves! The direct route up the east face consists of really fun boulder hopping - but it’s deceivingly long. We thought we’d be up it in just a few minutes... Wrong! If you’re looking for an easier way to the summit, consider avoiding a bunch of class 3 elevation gain by staying on the Boulderfield trail up to the north side of the mountain, then take a left toward the saddle just off the summit. Either way is fantastic!

hiking
Saturday, August 26, 2017

Just down from this hike. Quite the bouldering route! Beautiful day. Awesome view of Longs peak. Add a mile to the advertised distance for parking unless you are very lucky. Longs peak trail is always crowded but when you leave the trail you have Lady Washington all to yourself.

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