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SarahThompsonEast Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2017


Very short hike from the end of the mining road (11,000 feet) on the east side.
Posted Sep 19, 2017 3:41 pm

ScottParkview  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2003


June 4 2009

Today our project was shut down early because of fear of the weather forecast and I thought it would be a good day to take half a day off work and climb Parkview Mountain on my way to take some pictures of a project. I climbed the NE Ridge of the mountain from near Willow Creek Pass and was near 11,000 feet at the mine and cirque before getting a phone call saying that I was needed in Granby. The weather was perfect. Frustrated and none too happy, I turned around and headed back down the mountain and back to work.

March 14 2003

Climbed Parkview solo and in a blizzard. Challenging conditions!
Posted Nov 3, 2015 6:57 pm

JonBradfordNeat highpoint of the Rabbit Ears Range  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2011


A neat mountain. In one of the few east to west trending ranges in Colorado. The first snowfall of the season graced the upper slopes. Fire Lookout was nice. Graffiti there was not. Beautiful day.
Posted May 18, 2012 8:28 pm

JohnnyCOGreat Views  Sucess!


Nice chill climb. Neat old fire lookout. You can see for miles.
Posted Feb 16, 2011 12:13 pm

Jeremy HakesBeautiful peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2010

Jeremy Hakes

Great hike. Huge peak!
Posted Jun 27, 2010 8:10 pm

Brian KaletEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 5, 2009

Brian Kalet

Trip Report
Posted May 5, 2009 10:22 pm

kavakNortheast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 1992


I combined this with a trip to the Arapahoe Wildlife Refuge in North Park. The views were fantastic and the other peaks in the area made me want to return some day.
Posted Aug 7, 2008 10:32 am

Bill ReedSnowshoes would've been nice
Date Climbed: May 19, 2007

Bill Reed

4-wheeled up Mulstay Creek Rd as far as we could(about a mile and a half from the highway)then hiked another 2 and a half before postholing-out in a snow squall at about 10,800'. Maybe just as well as the weather got progressively worse on the mountain.
Mucho snow from about 9,600. Will try again in June or July.
Posted May 20, 2007 10:44 am

royswkrCornices along every ridge, ground below bare  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 1989
Very impressive hike
Posted Sep 25, 2006 6:01 pm

Mountain JimWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 1974

Mountain Jim

Climbed on a traverse of the Continental Divide from the Colorado-Wyoming border through Rocky Mountain National Park.
Posted Mar 17, 2006 4:46 am

colintRoute Climbed: from the southeast Date Climbed: June 2003  Sucess!


This is a gentle giant of a mountain. Very beautiful and secluded. There is something of a surprise on top at the end of the curvaceous summit ridgeline.
Posted Aug 10, 2004 3:46 pm

MoniRoute Climbed: By several Date Climbed: 1972  Sucess!


Fred showed off his thesis area to me, so we explored the area for several days. Spent our honeymoon here, too, in 1973. (awwww......) :-)
Posted May 18, 2004 7:53 pm

Fred SpickerRoute Climbed: Many Date Climbed: 1972

Fred Spicker

The geology and mineralization of Parkview Mountain was the subject of my Masters Thesis at Colorado State University.

In the course of my mapping and sampling, I climbed every ridge and every cirque wall on the mountain - many several times. I did not even keep track of how many times I visited the summit. I spent four or five nights on the summit in the old lookout while mapping on the west and southwest sides of the peak.

I was normally alone, but on several occasions had other geologists with me. In the fall when all was finished Moni joined me for a climb of the East Ridge.
Posted May 17, 2004 11:30 pm

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