DISTANCE
7.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,624 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

forest

views

wildlife

rocky

hiking
24 days ago

What a unique and beautiful 13er. Trailhead to treeline is easy, but then it's a gnarly slog through steep, loose rock from treeline to summit. 14er comparison: it's like the Bierstadt first 2 miles followed by two of the Quandary final ascents back to back [standard routes]. In fact, I found the difficulty level comparable to Bierstadt or Quandary. The views are incredible. The igneous dikes are such a unique geological feature. Full summer conditions, absolutely no snow.