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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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Images


Looking back

Looking back

My best hiking buddy

My best hiking buddy

Scenic road

Scenic road

Trail between Dyke Col and Cirque Mountain

Trail between Dyke Col and Cirque Mountain

north side

north side

Coming down from Cirque Mountain

Coming down from Cirque Mountain

View to the west

View to the west

Potosi Peak

Potosi Peak

The summit

The summit

Dramatic summit views

Dramatic summit views

Duchess posing

Duchess posing

Cirque Mountain

Cirque Mountain

Dyke Col 13.040\'

Dyke Col 13.040'

St. Sophia Ridge

St. Sophia Ridge

Snow covered trail

Snow covered trail


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