A challenging scramble up one of Colorado’s hardest 14,000-foot peaks. Like Crestone Needle, this hike involves some steep scrambling (hand and foot climbing) up a popular route with loose rock, running water, and possibly snow and ice. Wearing a helmet is recommended, and the use of an ice ax may be required most months of the year. It is a hard, semi-technical way to climb one of Colorado’s hardest 14,000-foot mountains, but it does require some route-finding skills and is surrounded by technical terrain. Only those who are comfortable on steep rock should attempt it.
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Directions to: Crestone Peakprint directions
Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||3,000 ft|
|Duration||Out-and-back day hike or overnight backpack|
|Season||Best July to September when four-wheel-access is possible|
|Trailhead Elevation||11,100 ft|
|Top Elevation||14,294 ft|
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