Chief Mountain Climber's Log

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peakskier - Apr 15, 2024 5:06 am Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2024

Spring Ski Chief Mtn. Laura and Judd Coe  Sucess!

Great day for a climb and ski. Laura's first summit in Colorado.

T. White

T. White - Sep 9, 2023 10:14 pm Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2023

Good introduction  Sucess!

Popular hike... can't imagine what it's like on a summer weekend. Lots of inconsiderate dog owners and smelly bags of dog poop on the trail. Views (especially to the north and west) were pretty darn good, though - the final scramble to the top was a much-welcomed bonus. Tagged after Warrior.

potato_potauto - Jul 23, 2023 3:00 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2023

Nice hike but crowded   Sucess!

Nice little hike near Denver with a very short rock scramble to get on the summit. Very popular trail with lots of people.


hgrapid - Jul 18, 2022 12:15 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2022

Staying in Idaho Springs - simple hike from there  Sucess!

Staying in Idaho Springs - simple hike from there. Started up the road to the lookout tower and next to the entrance to the old road running below Chief.


rockymountaindiva - Sep 6, 2021 3:17 pm Date Climbed: Dec 13, 2011

From Squaw pass road  Sucess!

Gorgeous sunny day, good views from top.


BKiser90 - May 22, 2020 2:20 pm Date Climbed: May 22, 2020

Squaw, Chief, and Papoose  Sucess!

Combo with Squaw and Papoose. Easy round trip hike on a sunny May morning. Just a little bit of snow on the Chief Mountain Trail.


Kristalea - Jan 26, 2020 7:24 pm Date Climbed: Dec 26, 2019

Great hike with the smell of pines   Sucess!

This is the 2nd time my daughter brought me here and hiked with my son and daughter. The 360 view is unbelievable!


Walkoutnow - Dec 29, 2019 8:05 am Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2019

In the snow  Sucess!

Trail was well packed. Snowy and windy day, but it only hits you up on the summit. Nice and quick bit of exercise and acclimatization if you just got in town.

Jay Moon

Jay Moon - Aug 19, 2019 4:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2019

Afternoon Trail Run  Sucess!

Great summit with good views


tehbea5t - May 27, 2018 11:07 am Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2017

Chief  Sucess!

This is a quick hike, but there is a nice bolder patch at the summit where you can sit and get great looks of the surrounding valleys and Mt. Evans. The drive up is a good way to view the changing colors of the aspens.


Kiefer - Oct 27, 2017 9:57 pm Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2017

Squaw Pass  Sucess!

With: Papoose, Genesee, 8022, Warrior.


belexes - Nov 13, 2016 6:27 pm Date Climbed: Nov 12, 2016

Chief Mountain Trail  Sucess!

Hiked up the Chief Mountain Trail with Maria. Plenty of hikers on the trail. It's been unseasonably warm this November, so people were taking advantage of the weather. We could see a fire burning to the north: big flames, but it didn't seem to spread. We decided to climb up Papoose on the way back.


belexes - Jan 11, 2016 3:01 pm Date Climbed: Jan 9, 2016

Chief Mountain Trail  Sucess!

Showshoe with Maria. There was plenty of snow, though it was thinner above treeline, thanks to the wind. We had light snow for most of the hike, and it was a little breezy above treeline. We tried going for Papoose on the way back, but snow on the rocks made footing difficult. Maybe some other time.

Climbing Jack

Climbing Jack - Jul 21, 2014 9:41 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2011

Unique Peak.  Sucess!

North Slopes route.


fox045 - Jul 9, 2014 7:13 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2014

w/ cousins

With LeeAnne, Ash, Chloe, Morgan, and Jacob.


belexes - May 11, 2014 3:42 pm Date Climbed: May 10, 2014

Chief Mountain Trail  Sucess!

CMC Trip. There were 4 of us. The original plan was to hike up Goliath Peak, but there was some S&R activity going on up there, so the trip was shifted to Mt Sniktau, but the weather was not supposed to cooperate, so we settled for the Chief Group. The weather was actually pretty good, almost too warm below treeline, and a little windy above. Still a fair amount of snow on the ground, but snowshoes were not absolutely necessary. We tagged Chief, then headed over to Papoose.


BradBartick - May 4, 2014 6:36 pm Date Climbed: May 4, 2014

Fun and easy  Sucess!

All snow except summit


telemarkdude - Nov 26, 2013 9:01 pm Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2013

Great Day with Nice Snow  Sucess!

This was a great day. Snow on the trail was nicely broken in. - Nov 20, 2013 6:11 pm Date Climbed: Nov 20, 2013

Squaw, Papoose, Chief  Sucess!

Blue sky day, no wind. Great day!


Peakbug - Jul 7, 2013 5:46 pm Date Climbed: Jan 20, 2013

Chief Mountain #5  Sucess!

With rkymtn. Ran into friend on the trail. Lovely January day.

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