Mesa Verde National Park

A brief history Established as a national park in 1906, Mesa Verde preserves the historical heritage of the Ancestral Puebloan tribes. The park protects thousands of archaeological sites and some 600 cliff dwellings in southwestern Colorado, offering visitors a glimpse … Read More

Redcloud Peak

Wanting to bag one more 14er before leaving the San Juans, we headed northeast to the Redcloud Peak Wilderness Study Area, nestled between Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests, to hike Redcloud Peak. With gales forecasted for the entire week we … Read More

Lizard Head Pass

Located in the Lizard Head Wilderness, straddling the western swath of the San Juan Mountains, Lizard Head Peak is one of the area’s most recognizable summits. Standing at 13,113’ in elevation, the summit is crowned with a 500-foot-tall vertical volcanic … Read More

Uncompahgre Peak

Standing at 14,321 feet, Uncompahgre is Colorado’s sixth highest peak. A moderate class 2 hike1 in the rugged San Juan Mountains, Uncompahgre’s summit offers stunning views of the surrounding Uncompahgre Wilderness Area. Although thousands flock annually to climb Colorado’s 54 … Read More

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