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Foxy Long BottomsNice & Mellow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 30, 2016

Foxy Long Bottoms

From the Byers Peak Trailhead with Lee
Posted Oct 31, 2016 10:50 am

SenadRBeautiful hike.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2016


Still some snow in the trees and on the ridge but no major problems. Some amazing views from the top. Very nice mountain.
Posted Jun 19, 2016 11:23 pm

belexesNew Byers Peak Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2013


My original plan was to hike Greenhorn Mountain south of Pueblo, but I decided to stay closer to Denver. I started around 7AM, reached the summit around 9:30, got back down around 11:30. I didn't see anyone on the way up, until I got near the summit and a trail runner passed me. There were more hikers on the way down. The weather was sunny and beautiful, but with the breeze, we're starting to move into the cooler months. I wanted to go over to Bottle directly from Byers, but I could not find the trail in the trees, and besides, the clouds were already starting to build up. There will be another time.
Posted Aug 31, 2013 4:58 pm

BBarthelRoute: Trail from Frasier Experimental Forest  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2012


Great time. Not many people, just a couple of mountain goats. The tundra was starting to change for autumn. Beautiful hike.
Posted May 12, 2013 9:43 pm

chicagotransplantBills and Byers  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2012


Took the Kinney Creek trail to St Louis Divide trail, up Bills, then out and back to Byers and another out and back to PT 12686 A. A windy day, seemed the wind was always in my face no matter which direction I was going, but luckily the temps were good. Great views in this area of the Gore and IPW!
Posted Oct 20, 2012 8:49 pm

MattKByers and Bills  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2012


Wife, pup and I on a nice loop of the area from Byers Peak Trailhead.
Posted Aug 13, 2012 7:59 am

ErikaRNEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2011


Beautiful hike, views, and weather! I love this peak-it is a great reconditioner for my post-partum regime! A family of mountain goats greeted us at the summit!
Posted Sep 1, 2011 7:22 am

omahikerSummit Surprise  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2011


We were the only ones on the mountain as we approached the summit. I was 1st to the summit by 45 minutes. As I approached a mountain goat was standing guard at the summit stick. Very cool experience.
Posted Aug 21, 2011 6:27 pm

Brian KaletWith 9810, Ninemile Mountain & Genesee Mountain.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2010

Brian Kalet

Posted Oct 11, 2010 1:25 pm

slkrrA fun climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 1995


I really liked this climb. Short and steep with some fun scrambling on the summit ridge. The weather was excellent and the view was fantastic!
Posted May 12, 2009 10:23 pm

big_gHad the mountain to myself  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2008


Besides the two guys at the trailhead I had the mountain to myself. There was a lot of snow up there yet and I'm pretty sure that was the biggest cornice I've personally been around. Impressive. I'll have to upload a pic.
Posted Jun 2, 2008 3:14 am

armorfootMultiple routes and approaches  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 7, 1989


Great mountain I used to live near and climb all the time, the first when I was 7. Nice little afternoon trip. Perfect view from the summit. Usually never saw anyone up in there on our traverses of the Vasquez during the weekdays. Favorite place in Colorado, by far.
Posted Aug 9, 2007 10:45 pm

weeds19Great climb from the Winter Park area  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 1996


We spotted a couple of mountain goats and barely made it back to the car with enough light to see our feet. A wonderful after work climb!
Posted Feb 13, 2007 3:54 am

royswkrFollowed church group up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 1997
Loop with Ptarmigan and Bottle
Posted May 10, 2006 9:39 pm

jboumanRoute Climbed: Standard from trailhead Date Climbed: July 15, 1990  Sucess!
Lots of false summits but a great hike. Excellent views from the top.
Posted Aug 14, 2005 9:59 pm

ashlandbusRoute Climbed: Nw Route Date Climbed: July 30th, 2005  Sucess!


I found this to be a great hike with a wonderful view of RMNP. The directions to the trailhead as posted on this site are misleading. Follow the sins in the forest, and you should be fine. The trailhead now starts about 1 mile down the road from the actual trailhead (you must follow a closed portion of the road up about a mile and 500 vertical feet). Storms rolled in around 1:30 PM.
Posted Aug 1, 2005 5:17 pm

haytraciRoute Climbed: Old Byers Peak Trail Date Climbed: June 1999  Sucess!


One of the first few mountains I summited...and very dear to my heart since I looked at it practically every day when I lived in my first mountain environment, the Fraser Valley.
Posted Jul 28, 2005 6:38 pm

KChikerRoute Climbed: Byers Peak Trail Date Climbed: July 24th 2004  Sucess!


Great hike. Short but steep.
Posted Aug 23, 2004 4:19 pm

KesslerRoute Climbed: normal  Sucess!


Carried by mom at 13 months old.
Posted Mar 16, 2004 6:38 pm

JonBradfordRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: June 1, 2002  Sucess!


Camped at timeberline and hiked to the suumit by 7 am. A glorius early morning ascent. Snow was still prevalent on the peaks and I enjoed a magnificent view of the Gores to the west and the Indian Peaks to the east. Byers is a prominent summit with a mighty view. My dog Sopris was along for the summit ride on this mountain.

Jon Bradford
Posted Nov 8, 2003 8:04 pm

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