Engelmann Peak (13362 ft / 4077m) #349
Robeson Peak (13140 ft / 4004m) unranked
39° 44' 44'' N; 105° 48' 2'' W
39.745469, -105.800689 (Dec Deg)
431400E 4399814N Zone 13 (UTM)
Grays Peak 39105-F7 1:24,000
Clean Prominence: 522 ft/159 m
Optimistic Prominence: 562 ft/171 m
Key Col: 12,840 ft/3914 m (40 foot contour)
Col elevation in range between 12,800 and 12,840 feet.
Topo Map: Grays Peak 39105-F7 1:24,000
Key Col Lat/Long: 39° 44' 10'' N; 105° 48' 11'' W
Engelmann Peak is a 13,362 ft / 4,077 m mountain peak near Georgetown, Colorado, United States.It ranks as the 349th highest mountain in Colorado. The nearest peaks are Robeson Peak, Bard Peak, Mount Parnassus, Red Mountain, Woods Mountain, and Point 12317 ft / 3754 m.
Engelmann is named after George Engelmann, a botanist and physician from St. Louis.
The Engelmann Spruce is also named in his honor.
Getting ThereDirections to the Trailhead:
On US-40, drive 7.4 miles west from Main Street in Empire toward Berthoud Pass or drive 5.9 miles south of Berthoud Pass. Turn left at the bend in the road, following the road toward the Henderson Mine. Pass the Big Bend Picnic Ground. After 0.4 miles from US-40, take the left fork toward the old Urad Mine. This road becomes unpaved. After 0.9 miles from the fork, park off the road at the spacious flat area.
Proceed due east, over grass and rock above a tailings pond. Enter the trees, ascending steeply to the east, until you gain a ridge below timberline. Turn right (south) on this ridge and continue to ascend past timberline to another ridge. From here Engelmann summit becomes visible. This is all steep going, but footing is firm. Continue south over tundra to a talus slope, where there is a faint trail to the top of Engelmann Peak.
A small cairn is the only marking.
Continue south for a mile to Robeson Peak, mostly over tundra. Lose about 560 ft to the saddle and than ascend 340 feet to the flat, unmarked top of Robeson Peak.
To descend return to the saddle and than pass downward and west into chute of scree and talus. A creek begins in this chute. Follow the creek to an abandoned mine bellow timberline.
A trail begins here and continues west and north until it meets an old mining road running parallel to Ruby Creek. Turn right onto this mining road, until it ends at a locked fence.
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