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Regional discussion and conditions reports for the U.S. Rocky Mountains. Please post partners requests and trip plans in the Colorado Climbing Partners section.

Leaving tent at Mt. Elbert camping area

Is it safe to leave your tent with stuff in it at the Mt. Elbert camping area, while you summit?

I plan to leave early in the morning to summit, then come back in the afternoon. Since this will be part of a CT section hike, I'll leave a lot of gear I don't need for the summit hike in the tent, some of which is high quality (expensive). I would think your stuff would ...
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SawTooth Mountain

I'm looking for snow conditions for Sawtooth Mountain near Buchanan Pass. Anyone been up in that area recently? All I hear is snow is still present.

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Help a flatlander from Kansas?


A friend and I are looking for a 4-5 day trip anywhere in Colorado. We would like to park, hike to a nice lake or other good water source, set up base camp, then climb a couple 13'ers. We are mainly looking for seclusion. We have climbed a couple 14'ers and don't like the crowds. I am just not familiar enough with Colorado to find a nice hike that suits our needs. Please help ...
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Georgia Pass Road - South Park

anyone been up there recently - is the road passable all the way to the top or is it closed because of snow further down the road?
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Mount Guyot - Plan B

anyone been up there recently ? how much snow is left on Plan B - still feasible to do a good snow climb?
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I need a new 3 day/2 night hike in Colorado.

We've been planning on doing HCW, Missour Lake to Fancy Pass, but realized we can't have a fire. We're hiking with a friend from CA, so we'd prefer a fire at night.

Any suggestions on 3d/2n hikes in CO? Don't have to be loops, but I'd prefer alpine views and camp fire capability.

Considering Buffalo Peaks or Lost Creek.
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Mt Democrat - North Colouir

Anyone climbed recently North Colouir Mt Democrat - what's the current condition up there for climbing after all the storms in the last days?
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Shoes for the homestretch

Hello everyone!

This is my first time posting here. I found this site recently and I am so glad I did. Great information.

I'm heading to RMNP in July and am going to attempt a summit of Longs Peak via the Keyhole Route. My question is regarding footwear. I plan to wear hiking boots for most of the climb. I have read that stickier climbing shoes would be helpful on the homestretch. Is it worth ...
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Mid-June backpacking

Some friends and I were hoping to do the Four Pass Loop on June 17-20 due to the dry winter, but it's starting to look less and less likely with the late snow and recent weather conditions. We've already made travel plans to be in Colorado during that time period.

Do you have any recommendations on alternate 4-day backpacks in the state that would work well mid-June this year? We will be backpacking in RMNP ...
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Late May in the Mountains

I'm headed up to Denver later this week to spend some time outdoors. I have lot of experience hiking and backpacking down south (Arkansas), but have never touched the rockies. I was a bit suprised when I looked up weather and saw that most mountains still have feet of snow on them. I was hoping to climb some mountains, but I don't have gear or experience to do so in snow/ice.

I have 4 days ...
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