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Rank
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21 of 53
Elevation ...................................................14,196'
Range ...................................................Sawatch
County ...................................................Chaffee
Lat/Long ...................................................38º 50' 39" N, 106º 18' 48" W
38.844051, 106.313965

Variant Names ...................................................-
Location ...................................................Yale is in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness (within the Sawatch Range) just south of Mt. Harvard (14,420') and Mt. Columbia (14,073') and north of Mt. Princeton (14,197'). It is about 10 miles west of Buena Vista and can be accessed by U.S. 24.
Nearby Towns ...................................................Buena Vista, Leadville, Salida
Nearby 14ers ...................................................Mt. Princton, Mt. Columbia, Mt. Harvard
History ...................................................Named by members of the Harvard Mining School in 1869 while inspecting the Collegiate Peaks.
Maps ...................................................USGS Quads: Mt. Yale, Mt. Harvard, Buena Vista West
Trails Illustrated: #129
Road Access ...................................................2WD paved access to 9,900' (Denny Creek trailhead) from the south via CR 306 towards Cottonwood Pass.
High-clearance 2WD access to 9,900' from the east via the CR 365 road that leads to the North Cottonwood Creek trailhead. It's a rough road that may require 4WD during parts of the summer.
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Standard Route ...................................................
Southwest Slopes
Difficulty:   Class 2 
Trailhead: Denny Creek
Trailhead Elev.: 9,900 feet
Elevation Gain: 4,300 feet
Trip Length: 10 miles
Exposure: Mild exposure very close to the route. Route options may be limited but you should be able to walk past the exposure area. 2


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