East Slopes

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Route
Location:
Colorado, United States, North America
Route Type:
Hiking
Season:
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Time Required:
Half a day

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East Slopes
Created On: Sep 12, 2012
Last Edited On: Jul 16, 2013

Overview

Mount Logan East Slope
Mount Logan East Slope | DerekFreed


This is a mellow and easy-going ascent of a gentle Colorado 12er.  The route combines:
  • On-trail travel
  • Walks along old roadbeds (typically unmarked) 
  • Bushwhacking through trees, meadows and boulder fields
  • Tundra hopping to the summit

Getting There

Mount Evans Wilderness
Mount Evans Wilderness | DerekFreed


 
Old Cabin
Old Cabin | DerekFreed


Follow Hwy 285 west from Denver for 28 miles. At a stop light, turn northwest (right, if coming from Denver) onto Park County Road 43. Follow CR 43 for 6.8 miles to a fork in the road. Bear left at this fork and continue an additional 2 miles (past the campground) to the Deer Creek Trailhead.

4x4 is not required to reach this trailhead unless there is deep snow present. In dry summer conditions, a sedan or motor cycle could reach this trailhead, if desired.

Key Waypoints, Map & Elevation Profile

Map of East Slopes Route
Map of East Slopes Route


Location Mile Mark Elevation Coordinates
Deer Creek TH 0.0 9,275' 39.51063, 105.56679
Left At Trail Split 0.1 9,310' 39.51082, 105.56841
Left On Southwest Road 0.4 9,360' 39.51210, 105.57195
Road End 1.5 10,310' 39.50288, 105.58566
Upper Lake 3.1 11,170' 39.50127, 105.60689
Slope Start 3.4 11,600' 39.49694, 105.61229
Mount Logan Summit 4.75 12,870' 39.49584, 105.63084


Profile of East Slopes Route
Profile of East Slopes Route

Route Description

 
Southwest Road
Southwest Road | DerekFreed
 
Southwest Road
Southwest Road | DerekFreed


Faint Trail
Faint Trail | DerekFreed


 
Talus Crossing
Talus Crossing | DerekFreed
 
Lake Along East Slope Route
Lake Along East Slope Route | DerekFreed


Breaking Treeline
Breaking Treeline | DerekFreed


 
East slope and couloirs.
East slope and couloirs | DerekFreed
 
Pt 12509
Pt 12509 | DerekFreed


Logan and Pt 12509 Saddle
Logan and Pt 12509 Saddle | DerekFreed


Final Walk to the Summit
Final Walk to the Summit | DerekFreed

Essential Gear

 
East Slope from 11,600
East Slope from 11,600' | DerekFreed


• Map & compass
• Comfortable hiking boots or shoes
• Snowshoes or skis after a heavy snowfall
• Water and snacks
• A camera to save memories of the high country views
• First aid kit
• Other standard backcountry essentials







East Slopes

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