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rockymountaindivaJust Horn Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2014


From Horn Creek TH, ascended east ridge via Horn Peak trl, descended almost directly down to Dry Lakes, was not as difficult as it would appear to be based on close contour lines on map.
Posted Jul 26, 2014 8:34 pm

Sarah SimonHorn PeakTrail with fluted  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2014

Sarah Simon

Amazing weather today! Hot, but nice. Got attacked by ground squirrels on the summit before marmots ran them off for us. Incredible wild flower show! Nice campsite up Hermit Pass Road. After Fluted, descended Dry Lakes.
Posted Jun 29, 2014 11:39 pm

astrobassmanHorn Peak Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2014


Long day solo in winter. Had to break trail from the TH to treeline, which was grueling. Once on the ridge it was snowing heavily, but it cleared up right before the summit. Amazing day!
Posted Mar 16, 2014 11:23 pm

milanSpring gathering  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 5, 2012
Awesome, I went to the 14er dot com spring gathering where I met a lot of friends some of who I hiked later that summer. Still some snow in the mountain, I did the loop Horn-Fluted-Little Horn and it was surprisingly difficult class 3 on Little Horn. I descended trhrough a gully to the south to avoid the difficult ridge and got into postholing nightmare.
Posted Oct 24, 2012 5:12 pm

seanoFrom Dry Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2012


From Dry Creek. Pretty straightforward. Trip report.
Posted May 26, 2012 1:30 pm

matthewpMultiple summits.  Sucess!


I've climbed this mountain multiple times, and guided it a few times. Tons of fun. Much harder than most of the 14ers I've done.
Posted Aug 21, 2011 3:47 pm

Brian Kalet5 Peaks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2011

Brian Kalet

With Fluted Peak, Little Horn Peak, 7060 & 6980.
Posted Jul 18, 2011 12:59 pm

pyergerhorn peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 6, 2010


Climbed horn peak, on a VERY windy day. was suprised, at how little snow there was. Awesome view of the Crestones! We rode a snow gully down the east face, for a quick descent.
Posted Nov 9, 2010 1:47 pm

shknbkeHorn Peak Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2009


Combined Horn with Fluted and Little Horn on a bluebird summer day. Nice trail which didn't make it feel as steep as it is. Ridge run to Fluted and Little Horn offers some optional scrambling.
Posted Aug 24, 2009 12:07 am

chicagotransplantDry Creek Loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2009


Third peak of the day after Little Horn and Fluted. The ridge on the Fluted side has some easy scrambling near the summit and was much more interesting than the Horn Peak Trail, which I used for the descent back to the trailhead.
Posted Jul 20, 2009 9:49 am

Liba Kopeckova1999?  Sucess!

Liba Kopeckova

I did climb Horn Peak and carried most of the way my son to the top. Nice mountain.
Posted Jul 8, 2009 10:01 pm

rjevans95Hard Won Victory  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2009


My Dad and I climbed Horn Peak on the Horn Peak Trail. The day started out sunny and cloudless, but by the time we reached the treeline there were clouds gathering. This was my third time to climb Horn Peak, and once we got to the summit, we came right back down. On the ridge, a sleet storm came in and the temperature dropped. A few words of advice: bring a warm coat and DO NOT get a cheap rain poncho. If it gets windy, the poncho will be of no use, as I and my dad found out. It was an incredibly hard hike, but the view was very rewarding.
Posted Jun 29, 2009 5:22 pm

boisedocgood weather  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2008


still plenty of snow to deal with in the trees along the East Ridge trying to follow the Horn Peak Trail. The snow was quite rotten and difficult even in snowshoes at times. No crampons needed. Above treeline, it was free of snow. Great views of the Crestones.
Posted Jun 4, 2008 3:11 am

km_donovanHorn Peak Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 11, 2008


The trail was 95% cover with snow 1 mile above the sign in to the tree line. Above Harlequin Creek the trail was buried. Used crampons in the morning and the afternoon was a post-hole-a-thon even with snow shoes. Got a great glissade on the way down.
Posted May 12, 2008 12:57 am

SarahThompsonHorn Peak Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 13, 2005


This was my first solo hike in winter-like conditions. I'll always remember it.
Posted Mar 31, 2008 12:31 am

Westcliffe WillieMy First Thirteener  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2007

Westcliffe Willie

Beautiful, clear day. Took the standard route from Horn Creek trailhead. My first encounter with marmots. Friendly buggers in the rocks along the final ridge. There are some spots to camp just in the treeline, if you'd cache a little water. Give you the option to continue to Fluted Peak and others.
Views from the peak were spectacular. Fluted Peak at center.

Mt Adams, Kit Carson Mt, (Challenger/Columbia Pts) and the Crestones. Little Horn, front left.

Posted Mar 1, 2008 9:55 am

KaneHorn Peak Trail  Sucess!


In my opinion Horns look is better than its standard route. Very ardous indeed. Horn would be a good one for winter.
Posted Jan 12, 2007 8:18 pm

Ryan KowalskiTrail breakin' on the NE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 4, 2006

Ryan Kowalski

A beautiful November day, but some serious trail breaking from 10,700 and up! Kicked my butt, but it was worth it for the views.
Posted Nov 6, 2006 4:54 am

km_donovanRoute Climbed: Horn Peak Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2006


Did it again with a buddy. Climbed through the clouds to clear, windless skys above 11,000 feet. A total cloud deck below us so the mountains were just sticking through...NICE!
Posted Sep 11, 2006 1:39 pm

RyanSRe: Route Climbed: Horn Peak Trail


This sounds really cool. Do you have any pics from that day?
Posted Sep 12, 2006 12:00 am

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