|2016-11-15||Route: West Ridge
Posted On: 2016-11-15, By: bdloftin77
Info: Dry. From the 200C Spur, there's actually a faint trail that can be followed to treeline.
|2016-09-23||Route: West Ridge
Posted On: 2016-09-23, By: Old Hickory
Info: Today, dry and perfect conditions in the morning. Summertime except for 30-35 mph winds, temps only in mid-40s.
|2016-06-18||Route: West Ridge
Posted On: 2016-06-20, By: jwgrosser
Info: Nothing really to add to previous reports other than pictures. No traction or floatation needed.
|2016-06-18||Route: West Ridge
Posted On: 2016-06-18, By: sheller
Info: Perfect conditions today. Some snow in the area, but nothing on the route. The mosquitoes are a little crazy so bring bug spray. We camped near the cabin and there are some decent tent spots in the area.
|2016-06-11||Route: West Ridge
Posted On: 2016-06-13, By: Shattuck311
Info: Snow intermittent but mostly avoidable in trees. Once above treeline, route is completely clear. Wore trail runners with no flotations.
|2016-06-05||Route: East ridge
Posted On: 2016-06-05, By: benglish
Info: Summer is here. Hiked in running shoes until 0.5mi below the summit. Boots were nice for the last bit but no flotation needed.
|2015-07-25||Route: East Ridge
Posted On: 2015-07-28, By: Jesse M
Info: Had a great hike on Saturday. I arrived late Friday night at the TH to find it completely empty. The Grays Creek TH is a large pull off just before a metal sign that reads, "GRAYS CREEK". A good trail starts at this point. A good trail can be found on all of this hike except from the Bristle Cone forest to the east ridge. It could be tricky on the descent to find the trail below the Bristle Cone forest. I have included a picture, I hope it could be useful. Very neat location, saw only 6 people all day-2 on summit who did W. Ridge, 3 going up when I was going down, and 1 lone dude near the TH in long johns, no shirt, eating a can of pumpkin seeds who asked me about the trail in the "spree". Never heard that before, but he said it means above treeline, I like it. The red arrow shows the hill you want to go to the left or north to find the good trail down. The black arrow shows the path I took.
|2015-07-06||Route: West Ridge
Posted On: 2015-07-11, By: BillMiddlebrook
Info: Dry from Marshall Pass to the summit.
|2015-06-20||Route: East Ridge
Posted On: 2015-06-22, By: lbeetle
Info: Trail is in good shape with some wet areas from snow melt. Patches of snow above tree line are small and avoidable. Boots are not necessary but waterproof shoes are recommended. Mosquitoes are out in force and be aware of tent worms dropping from the trees!
|2015-06-07||Route: Devils Arm Chair Loop
Posted On: 2015-06-09, By: illusion7il
Info: Devils Arm Chair Loop from Grays Creek TH. Mostly dry trail to access either ridge with a few snow piles Some stretches of snow from around 13K to the top on both Ridges, No flotation was needed.
|2015-06-03||Route: Ouray Creek
Posted On: 2015-06-03, By: WillRobnett
Info: Marshall Pass was clear up to Ouray Creek at the south of Mt. Ouray. Following the creek to treeline you‘ll find 4+ feet snow drifts with patchy dry spots right now. Down trees cover the ridge to the right of Ouray Creek with snow drifts as well. Above treeline you could snow climb the SW face all the way to the summit and glissade 2000 feet down over a network of patches. The E/SE ridge was covered in snow.
|2014-11-08||Route: West Ridge
Posted On: 2014-11-09, By: zdero1
Info: Road up Marshall Pass is clear to the TH. Very minimal snow on the entire route with only a few steps into foot deep snow going up the final section of the ridge to the summit. This will definitely change if the forecast for up to a foot of new snow this week is accurate.
|2014-09-30||Route: West Ridge
Posted On: 2014-10-01, By: KTC88
Info: Lousy weather on Tuesday...snow, rime ice, and high winds. Road to the Marshall Pass TH was in great condition. Trail was good until above treeline where it was covered in snow, 4-8". Once on the Continental Divide Trail and all the way to the summit, rocks were covered in snow and rime ice. I didn‘t use micro spikes, but probably should have in a few places.
|2014-06-21||Route: West Ridge
Posted On: 2014-06-21, By: Scanner
Info: If you‘re planning on climbing the West Ridge route from Marshall Pass this weekend (or maybe next), bring lots of mosquito repellent. Like a couple cans of heavy-duty OFF. Or extra-strength Backwoods Cutter. Or Napalm. Something.
|2014-06-14||Route: West Ridge
Posted On: 2014-06-16, By: Presto
Info: West Ridge route is snow free (2WD road to Marshall Pass is snow free).
|2014-05-25||Route: South Face
Posted On: 2014-05-26, By: doggler
Info: Road to Marshall Pass from the east snow-free till 10,500‘, 2 miles from Marshall Pass. Decided to take a look at the south ridge. Looks like a bunch of loose crap, but who knows?
|2014-05-20||Route: Devil's Armchair
Posted On: 2014-05-21, By: taylorzs
Info: Continuous snow is in from the summit all the way down the Devil‘s Armchair. Snow cover is getting a bit thin but should be in for another week or so. The snow pack is pretty mature and was in a strong freeze/thaw cycle that produced good corn snow for us while we were there. Traveling up Greys Creek is a challenge due to inconsistent snow with lots of exposed logs and terrain obstacles. We moved at a pace of about 500‘ per hour for a bit on the approach due to all the snow bushwacking.
|2014-05-16||Route: East Ridge
Posted On: 2014-05-18, By: jeremy27
Info: Starting from grays creek its snow free for the first mile. 2-3 feet of snow from 10500 to treeline - supportive in the morning but mush in the afternoon. Avoidable snow from treeline to the shoulder and then easy angled snow most of the way to the summit. Crampons made for faster/safer hiking from the shoulder to the top but probably werent necessary. PM for info/pics. Good luck.
|2013-11-12||Route: Marshall Pass TH
Posted On: 2013-11-13, By: desertdog
Info: Beautiful day. We were surprised that there almost no snow on the route. No spikes needed. The road to Marshall Pass is snow free as well.
|2013-05-26||Route: East Ridge
Posted On: 2013-05-27, By: thatguy
Info: Most of the east ridge route is snow free. Virtually no snow to deal with in the trees and only the last 1/4 mile or so has unavoidable snow. Had microspikes with me so I used them but it would have been fine with only poles. The first image shows the grassy ramp up and then the ridge route to the summit. Second is of the final push to the summit.