Bison Peak Climber's Log

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technicolorNH - May 20, 2021 10:12 pm Date Climbed: May 19, 2021

solitude, thunder, and hail  Sucess!

Took four hours and forty minutes from the Ute Creek TH, with a bit of futzing around trying to find the best way up (which was to the right via the southeast) and also some minor postholing. I only stayed on top thirty seconds as a storm was moving in and the thunder and hail started after only a couple of minutes of descent. A mountain lion was on the prowl on the slopes. I only know because its footprints overlapped mine in a couple of places.


Scott - Jan 19, 2021 2:54 pm Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2021

Bison Peak  Sucess!

January 2

Kessler and I started late morning at the Ute Creek Trailhead and headed up towards Bison Saddle. Bison Peak had been on our list for a long time. We made pretty good time, having a chat with Mark, a fellow climber along the way. We set up camp and set off for Bison Peak. It was very cold and windy once we were above timberline.

We made our way up the right side of the ridge towards Bison Peak, making the summit not long before sunset. It was a nice summit with cool rock formations. We spent some time on top (it was cold!) before heading back down and reaching camp after dark.

After eating dinner and walking around we headed for bed.

January 3

It was a very windy night. I don't know how cold it got as the thermometer died, but it was 7F/-14C not long after we went to bed so it probably got a bit colder than that.

In the morning we took a quick trip up towards Bison View (peak) for the view before packing up camp and heading back down the mountain.


edmdais1 - Jan 9, 2021 12:45 pm Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2020

September 2020  Sucess!

Coolest rock formations! Blue Bird day.


BKiser90 - Oct 24, 2020 3:16 pm Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2020

Avoiding Fire to the North, Great Backup Choice  Sucess!

Started from Ute Creek TH around 7:50 am. A sunny but breezy day. With five fires burning to the north, we decided to head south and tackle Bison Peak. Well-maintained and easy trail to the summit. The rock formations up top are amazing. The views toward the Sangres, Sawatch, Mosquitos, and rest of the Front Range are fantastic on a clear day. We were finished by 12:40 pm. The Lost Creek Wilderness is a gem!


BradBartick - May 18, 2020 6:16 am Date Climbed: May 16, 2020

With M, early Spring  Sucess!

Had always seen this hike but had never attempted. Quite a spectacular summit area.


eli.boardman - Dec 27, 2018 10:21 am Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2015

First 12er  Sucess!

First-ever 12er


hhsilleck - Jul 7, 2017 12:39 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2017

Bison Peak  Sucess!

Super - lots of bugs.


rmjwinters - May 30, 2017 5:41 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2017

Great Summit!  Sucess!

From Ute Creek TH. Great summit with awesome views. Lost Creek Wilderness is a nice area.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Oct 18, 2015 9:03 pm Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2015

4 Peaks  Sucess!

With 11485, 11423 & "Bison View".


MountainHikerCO - Feb 9, 2015 9:25 pm Date Climbed: Feb 7, 2015

Warm & Windy!  Sucess!

Ute Creek TH. Warm for Feb. Windy!! Met some others through for this hike.


chicagotransplant - Nov 17, 2014 12:54 pm Date Climbed: Nov 16, 2014

Ute Trail  Sucess!

Climbed with Scot. Not much snow, the storms from the week before largely missed this area. A surprisingly pleasant weather day - sunny and calm despite the cold. Very cool rock formations, would be worth another visit some day to scramble around on.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Nov 8, 2014 8:49 pm Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2014

Twin eagles  Sucess!

Years go by - not sure what happened to this summit log in SP. Anyhow - tired ladies and tired dogs- great autumn hike!


belexes - Mar 23, 2014 5:15 pm Date Climbed: Mar 22, 2014

Ute Creek/Brookside McCurdy  Sucess!

CMC hike, there were 10 of us. We started around 8:30AM and got back around 4:45. It was supposed to snow, but it started out mostly sunny. There was patchy snow and ice on the lower sections, and deeper snow from Bison Pass to the summit plateau. Snowshoes would have helped on this section, especially on the return. It took almost exactly 5 hours to reach the summit. It did start snowing and the wind picked up while we were near the summit, but it let up once we got below treeline. Dig those nifty granite monoliths up there!


telemarkdude - Dec 2, 2012 7:49 pm Date Climbed: Dec 2, 2012

Very nice hike  Sucess!

Great hike. Was windy once we got out of the trees and onto the tundra.


thunderable - Apr 22, 2012 9:37 am Date Climbed: Apr 22, 2012

Perfect Spring Summit Hike  Sucess!

A little breezy in the parking lot and near the top, but a picture-perfect day to head up Bison Peak. Climbing up through the rocks and through some slots to the top was fun and more challenging than heading around the side to reach the summit, though not necessarily recommended for the way back.


DerekFreed - Mar 27, 2012 2:58 pm Date Climbed: Feb 11, 2012

Nice winter overnighter  Sucess!

Camped along the trail on the east side of Bison Arm (on the way to McCurdy) and enjoyed a nice summit of Bison the next morning. Still one of my favorite areas in CO.


redsplashman23 - Nov 12, 2011 1:51 pm Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2011

Bison Peak  Sucess!

Awesome hike with great views of all the rock formations. Great Views on the summit.


BigCountry - Jun 25, 2011 11:28 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2011

Found ourselves in Lost Creek Wilderness  Sucess!

Backpacked in and camped near Bison Pass. Hiked to summit next morning and hiked back out. We approached from Ute Creek TH


jsdratm - Jun 10, 2011 5:03 am Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2011

Clear to Summit  Sucess!

Decided to hike this peak for the first time and it was a really cool experience. The views are excellent and the summit is very unusual due to the strange rock formations. GPS said it was about 4200 feet of elevation gain and 12 miles round trip.


sawdustfeet - Jun 2, 2011 4:17 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2011

Fantastic Hike  Sucess!

Some of the best views of any Colorado hike. So glad we spent Memorial Day weekend here. Beautiful and no crowd.

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