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Trico Peak snow hike

 
Trico Peak snow hike

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Object Title: Trico Peak snow hike

Image Type(s): Hiking

 

Page By: Liba Kopeckova

Created/Edited: Oct 30, 2010 / Nov 1, 2010

Object ID: 675606

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Brief Information

 
Red Mountains in the background
Climber on the way up Trico Peak


Trico Peak is a mountain summit in western Colorado. It climbs to 13,321 feet (4,060 meters) above sea level.

It is named Trico since it is located at the place where three Colorado counties meet: San Miguel, Ouray, and San Juan County.

Peak is very easily accessible from the Red Mountain Pass, which stays open year round. It is a great 13er to summit in the winter. This area is also very popular backcountry ski destination.

Elevation at Red Mountain Pass: 11,018 feet = 3358 meters.
Summit of Trico Peak: 13,321 feet = 4060 meters.
Elevation gain: 2,303 feet = 702 meters

Time: about 2 hrs up (we did it in a deep snow, snowshoes would be helpful. I had to crawl through some sections since the snow was above my knees), and 1 hr down.

Distance: about 3.5 miles round trip.

Views from the summit

Mount Sneffels
Mount Sneffels 14,156 ft=4315m
Looking North
Yankee Boy Summits
Looking NE
Looking towards Uncompahgre and Wetterhorn
Lone Cone
Lone Cone

External Links

Trico Peak

Images


Descent from Trico Peak

Descent from Trico Peak

On the way down

On the way down

The last section of the ridge

The last section of the ridge

Red Mountains in the background

Red Mountains in the background

Lone Cone

Lone Cone

Having fun...

Having fun...

Trico Peak

Trico Peak

and final push

and final push

Duchess posing

Duchess posing

With my best friend

With my best friend

Mount Sneffels

Mount Sneffels

Small frozen lake

Small frozen lake

Breaking the trail

Breaking the trail

amazing views

amazing views

Looking North

Looking North


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MarcsoltanOne of the best albums...

Marcsoltan

Voted 10/10

I've seen. I especially like the the table with photos and text showing different peaks and areas.
Great job Liba,
:-)
Posted Oct 31, 2010 10:54 am

Liba KopeckovaRe: One of the best albums...

Liba Kopeckova

Hasn't voted

Thank you Marc. I really appreciate your comment.
Posted Oct 31, 2010 11:09 pm

SenadR...

SenadR

Voted 10/10

Nice album!
Posted Nov 8, 2010 8:40 am

Liba KopeckovaRe: ...

Liba Kopeckova

Hasn't voted

Thanks
Posted Nov 8, 2010 9:19 am

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