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easyish peaks around Leadville

Postby SchralpTheGnar » Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:20 pm

Hey all,
Anyone know of any peaks around the Leadville area in the 12-13k range, around 5 miles round trip, maybe 2k of elevation?
Thanks,
Rob

Re: easyish peaks around Leadville

Postby metalmountain » Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:32 pm

Not the most glamorous but it IS a mountain. The gain probably depends on how high you can get up the road.

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Re: easyish peaks around Leadville

Postby sunny1 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:36 pm

How about Twining from Independence Pass? 4 mi r/t with around 1700 ft elev gain (I think...) Indy Pass might be a little further than you want to go.
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Re: easyish peaks around Leadville

Postby SeracZack » Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:37 pm

Sheridan from Iowa Gulch is pretty close to your criteria. Not super glamorous, but avoids the crowds on Sherman.
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Re: easyish peaks around Leadville

Postby Presto » Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:43 pm

http://www.summitpost.org/dyer-mountain/152696

This fits your criteria also (just over 2,000 feet elevation gain in a tad over 4 miles roundtrip). We did Dyer Mountain early one spring. You literally leave from Leadville and drive to the trailhead (very short drive). Happy trails! :-D
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Re: easyish peaks around Leadville

Postby TravelingMatt » Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:53 pm

Check out some of the stuff off 24 south of Holy Cross. Savage, Homestake, Galena. Buckeye (12867) uses a high trailhead off 91.
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Re: easyish peaks around Leadville

Postby highcountryhiker » Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:21 pm

Many good suggestions have already been mentioned. Another peak that might appeal to you is Prospect Mountain A (12,614). You can park along the Mosquito Pass road, hike to Lake Isabelle and then ascend the south ridge. You could add the unranked sub-peak to the east on the descent to make a loop.

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Re: easyish peaks around Leadville

Postby SchralpTheGnar » Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:27 am

thanks for the replies, we are going to try galena peak, a little longer than we wanted but we're camping by turquoise lake so it's practically right from the campground.

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