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Little Molas Lake

Little Molas Lake

Little Molas Lake

Page Type: Route

Location: Colorado, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 37.78580°N / 107.7033°W

Object Title: Little Molas Lake

Route Type: Mountaineering

Season: Summer

Time Required: Most of a day

Difficulty: Walk-up

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Created/Edited: Nov 26, 2004 / Nov 4, 2016

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From Silverton, drive seven miles south (one mile south of Big Molas Lake but north of Molas Pass). Turn right (west) onto a gravel road known as Little Molas Lake Road and follow it for about a mile until just before the lake, where it turns SW. This is the trailhead

Route Description

Trailhead Elevation: 10900 ft
One-way distance: 3.75 miles

From the lake, follow a faint trail north to a saddle at 12400 ft between Peak 12849 ft (to the north and slightly west) and Peak 12734 ft (to the north and slightly east). Once on this saddle look to the northeast and head for a second saddle between Peak 12899 ft and Peak 13087 ft, then climb to the summit of Peak 13087 ft.

From the summit of Peak 13087 ft, you will have to descend to a third saddle at 12776 ft between the Grand Turk and Sultan (bypassing the Grand Turk) and then following a ridge up to the top of Sultan

Essential Gear

In summer, only good hiking boots.


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