Peak(s):  Huron Peak  -  14,003 feet
Date Posted:  07/22/2011
Date Climbed:   07/22/2011
Author:  zoriloco
 Wonderful day on Huron Peak  

Hello everyone,

So far this summer Ive been putting off my hiking to do some wheeling after some major modifications done on my Jeep. Well early this week my wife and i decided to take advantage of a day off we both had and headed out to Huron's Peak.

We left Denver at around 6:30pm and after a quick bite to eat we were tackling the 4WD road up to the TH. Being this would be our first time up this trail we were a bit nervous driving up this route at around 10pm.

Everything was well marked and we had no problems finding a good spot to park the Xterra and unfold our sleeping bags. We started hiking at 6am like i had mentioned and reached the summit at 9am. We were there for about 30min and got back to the car at noon.

Driving up to Leadville

Didnt quite know where the trail ended... al of a sudden I was facing the signs at the TH. Why hike when you can drive right..... lol

Setting up camp lazy style

Next morning we were to get up at 4:30am but it was nice and toasty inside the sleeping bags so we didnt start walking until 6am..... hehehe

The views from our site

This trail starts climbing right away

There are lots of nice steps along the way

We got our first glance at the 3 apostols

After leaving treeline we got to this big opening, I really enjoyed this area. lots of water and flowers and finally some flatland

Some nice snow fields

Then the switchbacks started again

Flowers everywhere

We finally got to what we thought was the summit.... but not quite there yet... hahaha

Still had about 10 more minutes of walking to do

By 9am we were at the summit and as always I waved my Guatemalan Flag

After that we pulled out a sandwich and some jalapenos to snack on.

On our way back

Some pictures of the 4WD trail

PUddles a couple of inches deep

 Comments or Questions

Are you two from Guatemala?
07/23/2011 06:24
The jalapeno snack is awesome! Looks like the flowers are pretty amazing this year.


Not both
07/23/2011 17:27
My wife is from Mexico and yeah them jalapeno's do give it a nice


4wd or high clearance
08/04/2011 04:01
Thanks for the report. I'm hoping to do this next Monday. Did you need the 4wd? Or, would a high clearance vehicle be enough do you think? Thanks, C


You're welcome.
08/04/2011 14:16
Hight cleareance should get you there with no problems. I actually just went back there this past weekend and ran it in 2WD in my Jeep. I did see some Subaru's out up there that day too.


Nice trail
08/08/2011 21:12
This is a great trail, I enjoyed the weather and of course great company...

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