I've climbed Tower a couple of times from the Midway Mill above Eureka. You start at a higher elevation than you would from the bottom of Hematite Gulch, but the hike is a little bit longer. I've been up Hematite Gulch to the lake but not up the peak from there. I haven't been on Dome Mtn. (to the east of Tower) but it appears to be a good climb. Mark Mahlum, Durango
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