Byers Peak Climber's Log

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Foxy Long Bottoms

Foxy Long Bottoms - Oct 31, 2016 10:50 am Date Climbed: Oct 30, 2016

Nice & Mellow  Sucess!

From the Byers Peak Trailhead with Lee


SenadR - Jun 19, 2016 11:23 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2016

Beautiful hike.  Sucess!

Still some snow in the trees and on the ridge but no major problems. Some amazing views from the top. Very nice mountain.


belexes - Aug 31, 2013 4:58 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2013

New Byers Peak Trail  Sucess!

My original plan was to hike Greenhorn Mountain south of Pueblo, but I decided to stay closer to Denver. I started around 7AM, reached the summit around 9:30, got back down around 11:30. I didn't see anyone on the way up, until I got near the summit and a trail runner passed me. There were more hikers on the way down. The weather was sunny and beautiful, but with the breeze, we're starting to move into the cooler months. I wanted to go over to Bottle directly from Byers, but I could not find the trail in the trees, and besides, the clouds were already starting to build up. There will be another time.


BBarthel - May 12, 2013 9:43 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2012

Route: Trail from Frasier Experimental Forest  Sucess!

Great time. Not many people, just a couple of mountain goats. The tundra was starting to change for autumn. Beautiful hike.


chicagotransplant - Oct 20, 2012 8:49 pm Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2012

Bills and Byers  Sucess!

Took the Kinney Creek trail to St Louis Divide trail, up Bills, then out and back to Byers and another out and back to PT 12686 A. A windy day, seemed the wind was always in my face no matter which direction I was going, but luckily the temps were good. Great views in this area of the Gore and IPW!


MattK - Aug 13, 2012 7:59 am Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2012

Byers and Bills  Sucess!

Wife, pup and I on a nice loop of the area from Byers Peak Trailhead.


ErikaRN - Sep 1, 2011 7:22 am Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2011

East Ridge  Sucess!

Beautiful hike, views, and weather! I love this peak-it is a great reconditioner for my post-partum regime! A family of mountain goats greeted us at the summit!


omahiker - Aug 21, 2011 6:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2011

Summit Surprise  Sucess!

We were the only ones on the mountain as we approached the summit. I was 1st to the summit by 45 minutes. As I approached a mountain goat was standing guard at the summit stick. Very cool experience.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Oct 11, 2010 1:25 pm Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2010

With 9810, Ninemile Mountain & Genesee Mountain.  Sucess!



slkrr - May 12, 2009 10:23 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 1995

A fun climb  Sucess!

I really liked this climb. Short and steep with some fun scrambling on the summit ridge. The weather was excellent and the view was fantastic!


big_g - Jun 2, 2008 3:14 am Date Climbed: May 25, 2008

Had the mountain to myself  Sucess!

Besides the two guys at the trailhead I had the mountain to myself. There was a lot of snow up there yet and I'm pretty sure that was the biggest cornice I've personally been around. Impressive. I'll have to upload a pic.


armorfoot - Aug 9, 2007 10:45 pm Date Climbed: Oct 7, 1989

Multiple routes and approaches  Sucess!

Great mountain I used to live near and climb all the time, the first when I was 7. Nice little afternoon trip. Perfect view from the summit. Usually never saw anyone up in there on our traverses of the Vasquez during the weekdays. Favorite place in Colorado, by far.


weeds19 - Feb 13, 2007 3:54 am Date Climbed: Jul 18, 1996

Great climb from the Winter Park area  Sucess!

We spotted a couple of mountain goats and barely made it back to the car with enough light to see our feet. A wonderful after work climb!

royswkr - May 10, 2006 9:39 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 1997

Followed church group up  Sucess!

Loop with Ptarmigan and Bottle

jbouman - Aug 14, 2005 9:59 pm

Route Climbed: Standard from trailhead Date Climbed: July 15, 1990  Sucess!

Lots of false summits but a great hike. Excellent views from the top.


ashlandbus - Aug 1, 2005 5:17 pm

Route Climbed: Nw Route Date Climbed: July 30th, 2005  Sucess!

I found this to be a great hike with a wonderful view of RMNP. The directions to the trailhead as posted on this site are misleading. Follow the sins in the forest, and you should be fine. The trailhead now starts about 1 mile down the road from the actual trailhead (you must follow a closed portion of the road up about a mile and 500 vertical feet). Storms rolled in around 1:30 PM.


haytraci - Jul 28, 2005 6:38 pm

Route Climbed: Old Byers Peak Trail Date Climbed: June 1999  Sucess!

One of the first few mountains I summited...and very dear to my heart since I looked at it practically every day when I lived in my first mountain environment, the Fraser Valley.


KChiker - Aug 23, 2004 4:19 pm

Route Climbed: Byers Peak Trail Date Climbed: July 24th 2004  Sucess!

Great hike. Short but steep.


Kessler - Mar 16, 2004 6:38 pm

Route Climbed: normal  Sucess!

Carried by mom at 13 months old.


JonBradford - Nov 8, 2003 8:04 pm

Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: June 1, 2002  Sucess!

Camped at timeberline and hiked to the suumit by 7 am. A glorius early morning ascent. Snow was still prevalent on the peaks and I enjoed a magnificent view of the Gores to the west and the Indian Peaks to the east. Byers is a prominent summit with a mighty view. My dog Sopris was along for the summit ride on this mountain.

Jon Bradford

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