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Tremont Mountain
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Tremont Mountain

 
Tremont Mountain

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Colorado, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 39.86638°N / 105.43665°W

Object Title: Tremont Mountain

County: Gilpin

Activities: Hiking

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 10388 ft / 3166 m

 

Page By: tomlauren

Created/Edited: May 10, 2010 / May 3, 2012

Object ID: 620107

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Overview

 
Tremont Mountain from the summit of Thorodin Mountain
Tremont Mountain from the summit of Thorodin Mountain.

Tremont Mountain is the northernmost (and tallest) named summit in Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Colorado. Tremont Mountain resides in the northeastern corner of Gilpin County. Latitudinally, the peak is approximately half way between the cities of Boulder and Golden. Longitudinally, Tremont Mountain is about 1/3 of the way from Boulder to the Continental Divide.

Tremont Mountain's summit consists of a rocky outcropping with some simple scrambling that is required to reach the high point. Just east of the actual summit, three rocky buttresses form a north-south ridge that hold some rock climbing opportunities.

Tremont Mountain has a prominence of 928 feet above the saddle between it and its nearest highest neighbor, Thorodin Mountain 1.35 miles to the north-northeast.

From the summit one is awarded with great views of the entire Front Range, from Longs Peak to Pikes Peak. The hulking mass of Thorodin Mountain can be seen to the northeast.

Getting There

One fairly straightforward approach to the summit of Tremont Mountain involves starting at the Gap Road Access to Tremont Mountain, Thorodin Mountain, Starr Peak, and Sheepshead in Golden Gate Canyon State Park.

Red Tape

As of May 2012, a $7.00 fee is required to enter Golden Gate Canyon State Park.

Camping

Many pay camping areas exist along Gap Road in Golden Gate Canyon State Park.

Images

Tremont MountainTremont Mountain from the summit of Thorodin Mountain