ApproachStart at the Rim Village. See main page for elevation (the elevation 8151 feet is for Hillman Peak).
Route DescriptionGo southeast about a mile to the National Park Headquarters. From there, go on the Circumnavigation route east (about 5 miles) to the base of Dutton Ridge. Ascend the ridge, and go north to the summit. Total length: approximately 14 miles.
Essential GearIn winter, bring snowshoes or nordic skiis, food, water, and extra clothing.
Weather ConditionsTemperatures from January to March average 19°F at night and 36°F during the day. Temperatures from July to September average 40°F at night and 70°F during the day.
o Average annual precipitation: 69 inches
o Average annual snowfall: 533 inches
o Minimum annual snowfall: 243 inches (1991-92)
o Maximum annual snowfall: 879 inches (1932-33)
o Maximum recorded snowpack: 252 inches (1983)
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