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"Phoenix Peak" & La Garita Peak

"Phoenix Peak" & La Garita Peak

Page Type: Trip Report

Location: Colorado, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 37.93650°N / 106.8667°W

Object Title: "Phoenix Peak" & La Garita Peak

Date Climbed/Hiked: Jun 23, 2007

Activities: Hiking

Season: Summer


Page By: Brian Kalet

Created/Edited: Jun 26, 2007 / Jun 26, 2007

Object ID: 305162

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Peak Name
CO Rank
County Highpoint
"Phoenix Peak"
La Garita Peak

Distance: 9.0 miles
Elevation Gain: 4225'

"Phoenix Peak"

I camped at Phoenix Park Friday night. I started hiking at 7:43 am, 5 minutes after my desired start time. Crossing East Willow Creek was difficult to do keeping my feet dry. The trail was a little difficult to folow in sections. The hoodoos on the south slopes route were a highlight. I got to the summit of "Phoenix Peak" at 10:03 am. I could see Uncompahgre in the distance.
View Northwest from  Phoenix Peak
View Northwest from "Phoenix Peak"

La Garita Peak

I ran the ridge southeast to La Garita Peak avoiding gains by contouring to the west side of the ridge. This was the only section I walked on snow. There were good views of La Garita Peak from the ridge.
La Garita Peak
La Garita Peak from its northwest ridge
I got to the summit at 11:05 am where I saw good views of Machin Lake and "Phoenix Peak".
 Phoenix Peak  from La Garita Peak
"Phoenix Peak" from La Garita Peak
I descended back towards treeline avoiding swampy sections. There were a lot of elk in this area. I got back to trailhead at 12:28 pm.


"Phoenix Peak" from La Garita PeakLa Garita PeakView Northwest from "Phoenix Peak"


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