Ran most all of the Genesee Park Trails and finished up on top of here after viewing the Bison just down below the summit on the American Bison Trail. Met up on top with Brit and J who were hiking with the Young Men/Young Women groups.
To cap off our day around Golden, we decided to hike up Genesee Mountain. The gate was closed so we hiked on the snow up the peak on the road then down the trail. The sunset views down south to Pikes Peak were superb.
Deceided I didn't want to fight the weather at altitude. Also: Papoose, Warrior, 8022 and Chief.
This was a close getaway for my friends and I when we wanted to cut classes.
For years and years I've passed right on by on climbing & ski trips along the I-70 corridor and never stopped... until today. Glad I did.
Easy and quick.
Part of Thanksgiving hike, weather was nice, nice run from I-70.
Finisher to a day of small Jeff Co peaks. From the lower TH.
Actually not my birthday, but my son's. I remembered we used to come up here with small snowboards and sleds and play all day long during the winter months.
Not now, the snow is gone but the memories are kept alive. Can't wait to hike these nice trails with my kids again.
Great views from the summit. I hiked up with Daniela. Very windy at the top.
We found thousands of ladybugs roaming near the summit.
This was a cool little summit and I was quite surprised by how deep the snow was. A fresh few inches of snow made this a nice outing. Unfortunately, there were some shady characters roaming the area - I had a dog and my piece with in my pocket, but I hate feeling creeped out when I'm just trying to enjoy the mountains!
The pup and I cruised up this through the snow, from the lower parking lot. Added this on after spending the day grabbing Centennial Cone, Point 7814, Floyd Benchmark, and Point 8100.
1/27/2010: With Bear Mountain, Elephant Butte, Lone Peak, 8267, 8100, 8022 & 7698.
10/9/2010: With Byers Peak, 9810 & Ninemile Mountain. Trip Report.
12/26/2010: With Baldy Peak.
9/17/2011: With "South Sheeprock", "Camera Rock", Raleigh Peak & Cheesman Mountain
10/16/2011: With North Sheep Mountain, Sheep Mountain, Red Benchmark, Battle Mountain, 11020, 10325, 9732, 8566 & 5773.
11/28/2011: With 8890 & 5773.
12/24/2011: With Vasquez Peak. Trip Report.
4/12/2015: With Peaks 8, 7 & 6.
7/12/2015: With Emma Peak 11,742'.
6/27/2016: With 8100 & 7260.
Biked from Denver to summit and then on to work. Nice ride for sure!
scooted up geneee mountian as a side trip on the way out to chief and warrior. snow on the baseball fields was knee-deep in portions, a total surprise for a warm, sunny area at 8000 feet with no real accumulation recently!
Took the trail from the pinic area to the summit on the way to the airport.
There are some great views of the divide from here. It's an nice place to take out of town guests for a lazy afternoon.
I've run this several times from the house. Great views of the city (Denver) from up top.
pleasant 20 minute hike to the summit.