Byers Peak Climber's Log

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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


Scott - Aug 24, 2003 9:38 am Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2003

Byers Peak  Sucess!

My wife and 15 month old Kessler waited above timberline, just below the summit while I went to the top.


395guy - Jul 15, 2003 7:17 pm

Route Climbed: main trail Date Climbed: July 7, 2003  Sucess!

Left trailhead at 5:35am going solo to peak. On top by 6:45am which surprised me. The trailhead sign warned of three "false summits." I never could figure out which humps were these alleged false summits because it was always obvious that there was more mountain to climb just over each hump. I was surprised to be on top so quickly. All my marathon training (even though at low elevation) paid off.

Great sunrise on the way up the trail. Only stayed 15 minutes due to windy conditions. Ran back down the trail. Back at the car by 7:35am. Great two-hour hike.

sterlingway - Jan 24, 2003 10:45 am

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: August 15 1997  Sucess!

Took a group of ski town 5th graders up to the summit. Their boundless energy made for a quick trip up, but a "distracted" trip down! This is a great hike for early, early morning, enabling a hiker to have the afternoon available for other activities.

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