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Peak F

Peak F

Peak F

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Colorado, United States, North America

Object Title: Peak F

Activities: Mountaineering

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

Elevation: 13230 ft / 4033 m


Page By: Niederbayer

Created/Edited: Jul 27, 2011 / Jul 28, 2011

Object ID: 733049

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View from Saddle - Dwarf Pyramid-Mount Powell

Peak F is one of the rugged peaks of Ripsaw Ridge. It towers high above Upper Piney Valley and the very remote Black Creek Draynage. All access routes are long, tedious, diffcult and under adverse conditions dangerous. This is a rarely visited peak deep in the Eagle's Nest Wilderness were you are on your own if anything goes wrong.

Getting There

Isolated Black Creek Draynage

Piney River Trailhead is your only trailhead for Peak F for the "normal" routes. Trailheads on the Eastern Gore Range would only work if you plan on a smaller expedition up from Black Creek or Slate Creek Draynage.

Get off at Exit 176 on I 70 - go west and turn on Redsandstone Rd, which turns into Piney Lake Road. The first 6 miles are in decent shape - the last 5 miles are a very bumpy ride - the dirt road is getting worse every year and is plasterd with deep potholes - but it is makeable for a normal sedan if you take it slow. The 11 mile ride to Piney Lake can easily take 45 minutes.

Park to your right when you reach the Gate to Piney Lake Reserve.

Red Tape

You will hike and climb within the Eagle's Nest Wilderness - please abide to all wilderness regulations


You will find good camping along sections of the Piney River Trail (many sections are either dense forest or soggy meadows though) or on the very remote Eastern slopes of Peak F


View from Saddle - Dwarf Pyramid-Mount PowellIsolated Black Creek DraynagePeak F Ridge