Emerald Mountain Climber's Log

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BKiser90 - Aug 18, 2018 12:50 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2018

Emerald, Sprague, and Wind River Loop  Sucess!

Climbed up Emerald from East Portal before heading over to Sprague Lake and the Wind River Trail. A storm was blowing in and clouds were falling over the Continental Divide peaks. High reward for low effort.


Lionheart2003 - May 25, 2018 5:08 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2000

Beautiful mountain hike, for beginning hikers !  Sucess!

My parents and I hiked this mountain from Glacier Basin Campground. There is no real trail to the summit of Emerald Mountain; but it is a great day hike! And, the view from the summit is absolutely Awe-strikingly gorgeous!

One time, as we were scrambling towards the summit, we saw a magnificent eagle, with its wings spread wide open! That was a very exciting sight for us!

And, my entire family has hiked up this mountain from Glacier Basin Campground [including my 3 older sisters, our parents and myself], several times in the 1980's and in 1994, as well.


Scott - May 12, 2018 10:49 am Date Climbed: May 10, 2018

Emerald Mountain  Sucess!

After work, I climbed Emerald Mountain near Estes Park. I climbed it from East Portal. It was a nice climb, but I got two ticks on me.


Foxfulness - Aug 29, 2016 4:58 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2016

From the YMCA  Sucess!

Nice quick trip up Emerald Mountain the first evening after arriving at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park. A beautiful evening summit with a nice overview of Rocky Mountain National Park.


Hotoven - Aug 9, 2015 11:05 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2015

cloudy day, but nice  Sucess!

Did this with the family. Nice short hike and good views. great way to see more mountains from the campground.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Feb 6, 2015 7:28 pm Date Climbed: Feb 6, 2015

East Portal  Sucess!

What a beautiful (if windy!) day!!! Amazing scenery, nice easy hike. The views from this little peak are jaw dropping. Surprised to find a trail all the way to the top and even more surprised no one else had been up it (we were breaking fresh tracks). With Deb.

Climbing Jack

Climbing Jack - Oct 22, 2014 1:07 am Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2014

Aspens in full color  Sucess!

Quick and easy summit


nickkarl - Jul 5, 2014 9:22 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2014

Glacier Basin CG  Sucess!

Nice short morning hike from camp. http://www.coloradoascents.blogspot.com/2014/06/rocky-mountain-national-park-estes-cone.html


chicagotransplant - Jun 2, 2014 1:13 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2014

Campground Route  Sucess!

Bushwhacked up the west slopes through the trees from Glacier Basin Campground, actually parked across the street at the shuttle bus lot as I was not a guest of the campground. Cool summit, surprisingly rocky and open!


MattK - Mar 25, 2014 3:27 pm Date Climbed: Nov 21, 2010

Snowy Day  Sucess!

Snagged this one after a snowy climb of Thunder Peak.


rkymtn - Mar 6, 2014 11:55 am Date Climbed: Jan 26, 2014

South Slope  Sucess!

An easy, and quick, hike with Peakbug. My back has been bothering me, so this was a good option to get out. The views from the top were great.


Peakbug - Jan 26, 2014 8:32 pm Date Climbed: Jan 26, 2014

Emerald- Jan 2014  Sucess!

Quick hike, striking views, lots of wind. A nice day out with rkymtn.


jfulcher - May 31, 2013 7:51 pm Date Climbed: May 31, 2013

Quick hike  Sucess!

with great views.


belexes - Apr 29, 2012 5:28 pm Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2012

North Slopes  Sucess!

It was the 100th anniversary of the Colorado Mountain Club's first outing (which was to Cheeseman Park, of all things). So the CMC celebrated by climbing Emerald Mountain from the YMCA. We were on the road for half of the hike, then on the trail the rest of the way. It was windy and surprising chilly, but not so much in the trees. We had a ton of hikers on the summit. Views are magnificent from up there.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Nov 18, 2011 4:16 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2009

Climbed Twice  Sucess!



CSUMarmot - May 22, 2011 8:56 pm Date Climbed: May 22, 2011

From Sprague Lake  Sucess!

Made use of the seldom used trail systems to reach the south slope, then up. Nice 60 degree day, built cairn and little windbreak


Kiefer - Nov 8, 2010 11:56 pm Date Climbed: Nov 2, 2010

From Glacier Basin  Sucess!

A super quick jaunt. Glacier Basin CG was closed so I had the whole run of the place to myself!
Good views from on top.


heather14 - Jan 3, 2010 8:57 pm Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2010

Couldn't resist  Sucess!

Nabbed this one after "Thunder" & "Lightning". It was a little later in the afternoon and the mountain lion signs at the TH were giving me second thoughts, but it was right there and I couldn't resist. Although I think I was able to make quick work of this one thanks to the signs!


tomlauren - Mar 9, 2009 12:47 am Date Climbed: Mar 8, 2009

South Slope  Sucess!

Hiked the South Slope from the East Portal TH. The southern exposure made for a very warm hike in the sun, which was nice.


gbrady - Dec 11, 2008 1:30 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 1979

Climbed this mountain everytime I camped GB Campground  Sucess!

Great evening hike when you don't to drive away from the campground.

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