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

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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

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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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Columbine Lake

Columbine Lake is somewhat of a hidden gem. Just north of the Ice Lakes Basin, and about 7 miles from Silverton just off the Million Dollar Highway, the trail is reasonably accessible but still quite lightly trafficked. The road to … Read More

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Ice Lakes Basin

Quite possibly the most recognized route in the San Juan Mountains, Ice Lakes Basin has seen its popularity soar in recent years as it continues to be touted as one of Colorado’s most scenic day hikes. Its beauty and accessibility … Read More

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