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Rank
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40 of 53
Elevation ...................................................14,048'
Range ...................................................San Juan
County ...................................................Hinsdale
Lat/Long ...................................................37º 54' 47" N, 107º 30' 14" W
37.913021, 107.504478

Variant Names ...................................................-
Location ...................................................Handies Peak is in the San Juan mountain range 15 miles southwest of Lake City. It is also 4 - 5 miles west of Sunshine Peak (14,001') and Redcloud Peak (14,034').
Nearby Towns ...................................................Ouray, Lake City, Silverton and Telluride
Nearby 14ers ...................................................Sunshine Peak, Redcloud Peak
History ...................................................-
Maps ...................................................USGS Quads: Handies Peak, Redcloud Peak
Trails Illustrated: #141
Road Access ...................................................Rough 2WD access to 10,400' from the southwest via CR 30 (Lake San Cristobal Road) out of Lake City. This road follows the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River.
Rough 2WD access to 11,300' from the northwest by continuing west on the road descibed above.
4WD access to 11,600' from the northwest by turning south on the road described above and driving toward American Basin.
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Standard Route ...................................................
Southwest Slopes
Difficulty:   Class 1 
Trailhead: American Basin
Trailhead Elev.: 11,600 feet
Elevation Gain: 2,500 feet
Trip Length: 6 miles
Exposure: Mild exposure in the area but not along the immediate route. 1


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