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Cirque Mountain

 
Cirque Mountain

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Object Title: Cirque Mountain

Image Type(s): Hiking

 

Page By: Liba Kopeckova

Created/Edited: Oct 18, 2010 / Oct 18, 2010

Object ID: 671840

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Overview

Cirque Mountain is one of the Colorado Thirtheeners located in the beautiful Yankee Boy Basin.

Elevation: 13686 feet = 4171 meters.

It is the easiest 13er in the area. The route is easy to follow, although there is not official trail towards the Dyke Col - col located between Kismet and Cirque Mountain. You just have to identify both peaks, and head for the general direction. See photo below:
Overview
 
You cannot really see Cirque Mountain, just a small peak, which covers the view. I initially climbed this peak, and then saw the real summit, and a small trail leading there. Once you are on the false summit, it is not difficult to reach the top of Cirque. This later part of the hike does require a little bit of scramble, but I would still rate it as class 2 hike. Duchess did not need any help.
Snow covered trail
 

I hope that photos and this brief description will be helpful. Hike can be easily done in less than 1/2 day. And there is not too much loose rock. Route finding was easy.

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