Conejos Peak Climber's Log

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Natejitsu - Jul 8, 2018 3:39 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2018

Ascent from SE Ridge via Rincon Trail  Sucess!

Relatively simple climb, but I found myself rather tired out with a full pack on. Somewhat easy to lose trail, particularly right after reentering the forest after pulling away from the small creek that feeds into Saddle Creek. Keep left on the ascent.

Also, the road is NOT a low clearance road like the trail description says. I would assume that 2wd is accurate, at least up to the trailhead, but if you drive a low clearance vehicle you are seriously risking getting stuck. We needed the passenger to get out and find lines, and even then it was quite risky.

More info and pics here: http://natejitsu.blogspot.com/2018/07/conejos-peaksouth-san-juan-wilderness.html

chicagotransplant

chicagotransplant - Aug 25, 2013 10:44 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2013

Saddle Creek  Sucess!

Saddle Creek route with PT 12555, very foggy and a little rainy, so unfortunately no summit views. Climbed with Scot, Kimo and Anna.

Fletch

Fletch - Dec 28, 2012 5:19 pm Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2012

w/ Roo  Sucess!

Even better than the day before. Fun!

Ruvicha

Ruvicha - Apr 10, 2012 9:46 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2010

Rustlers on the mountain?  Sucess!

As we were hiking up, we passed a cowboy herding some cattle. A short while later, a rider who looked for all the world like the sheriff in a Western came riding down hard and fast and asked if we had seen anyone driving cattle. "Sure," we said, "about a quarter hour ago, back down the trail." Without another word, he galloped off in hot pursuit. On the return, we noticed that a section of fence across the trail that was all right on the way up had been flattened. Someone had gone through there in a hurry.

Oh, yeah, the hike. It was great. As others have remarked, this is a gentle but scenic hike with great views of the Platoro region. If you have the energy, you can hike up a spur about a half mile north of the summit, which would give you two 13ers in one outing.

Larry V

Larry V - Aug 24, 2011 10:17 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2011

Colorado County Highpoint #33  Sucess!

Up via Saddle Creek trail and east ridge. Down via Tobacco Lake. Beautiful area, great for camping. I was surprised at the amount of traffic on this peak. There must have been 10-20 sign-ins per week on the summit register. Met three groups of hikers going up, on my way down.

SarahThompson

SarahThompson - Sep 15, 2009 2:26 am Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2009

Tobacco Lake  Sucess!

Made the mistake of climbing this peak during hunting season not knowing that it was such a mecca for hunters. Glad I had an orange jacket along! The crux of this hike is driving the endless miles of dirt road to the trailhead. Pretty area though.

weeds19

weeds19 - Jul 26, 2009 6:10 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2009

East Ridge  Sucess!

I came up trail 720 and followed it all the way to the top of the ridge that extends east and a little bit south of Conejos. From there it was a pleasant stroll along the long ridge. Descended the normal route, but I really enjoyed the great views from the ridge as I approached the peak.

kavak

kavak - Oct 21, 2008 9:51 am Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2004

Tobacco Lake Trail  Sucess!

Beautiful weather and a pleasant trail took me to the top of this mountain. It was very relaxing in fact and I had the summit to myself.

okie - Mar 13, 2008 1:08 am

A Great Mountain  Sucess!

I've climbed this peak at least five different times. Every year I camp at the Lake Fork Campground and hike the South San Juan Wilderness. This peak is a lot easier since the Tobacco Lake Trailhead was created. Before that you had to start from the South Fork Trailhead.

Scott Wisher

Scott Wisher - Jul 15, 2007 10:23 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2007

Colorado County Highpoint #22  Sucess!

After finally finding the trailhead, this is a beautiful day-hike.

tacoturner

tacoturner - Dec 26, 2006 6:20 am

Route Climbed: Tobacco Lake Trail

been climbing this short but rewarding peak bag at least once every year on summer vacations to the Conejos River area for a number of years

jordancl

jordancl - Aug 21, 2005 3:27 pm

Route Climbed: Tobacco Lake Trail Date Climbed: Summer 04  Sucess!

Great peak in my home range. Highest point in my county. Sad to see someone found it and posted it.

cruzit

cruzit - Aug 13, 2005 9:32 am

Route Climbed: Tobacco Lake Trail Date Climbed: August 8, 2005  Sucess!

Wonderful dayhike with my favorite partner. Watch out for the "wild" cows in the meadow. Wonderful panoramic views from the summit...and because the hike is way doable you can spend lots of time contemplating them.

Alan Ellis

Alan Ellis - Aug 11, 2005 6:09 pm

Route Climbed: Tobacco Lake Trail Date Climbed: August 8, 2005  Sucess!

A day in the mountains does not get any better than this. Although an easy little day hike, the views of the South San Juan are spectacular.

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