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

Driving the San Juan Skyway

One of 31 All-American Roads in the U.S., the San Juan Skyway traverses some 230 miles of southwest Colorado’s striking San Juan Mountains. The scenic byway passes through the Uncompahgre Wilderness and San Juan National Forest, navigating high mountain passes … Read More

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