Greenhorn Mountain Climber's Log

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TooHotOctopus

TooHotOctopus - Aug 26, 2019 9:03 am Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2019

Hike from the east is the real deal  Sucess!

Hiked from the east side starting just outside Rye. Almost 13 miles round trip with a whopping 5k feet of elevation gain. The last bit of trail is completely concealed by avalanche scar so be prepared to blaze your own trail through the trees to reach the talus field. From there, approach the north summit from the south side. It is a very steep ascent. There will be a very large cairn marking the top of the very broad, flat summit, though you can't see this from the botom of the talus field. My dog was able to climb the steep talus but did have some trouble getting through the downed trees in the avalanch scar. This hike may be more manageable from the west side until the avalanch debris has been cleared.

McCannster

McCannster - May 28, 2019 6:39 am Date Climbed: May 26, 2019

via Bartlett Trail  Sucess!

Great hike, saw a small bear. Still lots of snow up on the upper plateau of the range. Excellent views from the top, good weather. CO County HP #16.

Kiefer

Kiefer - Jul 7, 2018 6:02 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2018

Plan B day  Sucess!

This was plan B due to CDOT closing hwy 160 due to wildfires which, I was watching from the summit.
A great day none-the-less.
Along with North Peak & UN10,980.

DougHemken

DougHemken - Aug 22, 2017 2:25 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2017

Lovely  Sucess!

Tremendous views from Greenhorn and North Peaks

jdzaharia

jdzaharia - Jul 6, 2015 10:55 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2015

Only Small Grizzly Bears.  Sucess!

While eating breakfast in Colorado City, the friendly hotel owner asked my wife and I what we were doing today. I pointed out the window to Greenhorn Mountain, and told him we were going up there. He was impressed at our ambition and said he had never been up there. His son wanted to go, but he joked that he was afraid of getting lost. With a foreign accent, he assured us that there is nothing dangerous in those mountains: "No mountain lions and only small grizzly bears." Ha ha. We hiked up the trail to the saddle south of North Peak, then across the ridge to Greenhorn. We had a nice conversation on the summit with two women who hike the peak quite often. We decended the east slopes and hiked back to the trailhead along the old road.

csmcgranahan

csmcgranahan - Sep 22, 2013 12:22 am Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2013

Amazing Day with Son  Sucess!

Started at the upper trailhead after a very long drive. My seven year old son Ian's first unassisted summit over 12,000'. Great weather day. Also did a side trip up North Peak.

Larry V

Larry V - Jul 18, 2013 10:09 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2013

Bartlett Trail  Sucess!

Saved this summit for my last Colorado county highpoint. The Bartlett Trail is still good almost to treeline. It's a long ways to hike compared to the other route, but saves a lot of driving.

Fletch

Fletch - Dec 28, 2012 4:30 pm Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2011

few times  Sucess!

third time was the charm

PhenomenalWoman

PhenomenalWoman - Aug 18, 2012 5:35 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2012

Worth the Views  Sucess!

Short warm up hike in the beautiful Wet Mountains. Incredible views of 6 ranges was well worth the out of the way location.

Eleutheros

Eleutheros - Jul 23, 2012 6:36 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2012

The Greenhorn  Sucess!

This peak has incredible views for its size... the Wet Mountains are well worth a detour! Didn't care much for Bishop's Castle though...

Saw some unique spiny plants that looked something like wicked cactii/octopii (cactopuses?).

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Jul 15, 2012 6:17 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2012

11 Peaks  Sucess!

With Saint Charles Peak, 11692, 11580, Deer Peak, 11340, 11281, 11186, 11082, 9852 & 9293.

buzzdainer

buzzdainer - Jul 4, 2011 11:02 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2011

From upper parking area  Sucess!

Did loop up Greenhorn Mountain Trail, scrambled down to the road, and back to the car. About 2.5 hours total. Lots of mountain goats.

REM - Jun 25, 2011 8:38 pm Date Climbed: Nov 1, 2008

From the End of the Road  Sucess!

Deceiving perspective from trailhead.

JohnnyCO

JohnnyCO - Apr 25, 2011 7:48 pm Date Climbed: Apr 22, 2011

Snowed Out

Never made it due to waking up in crummy, snowy weather on day 2 backpack. I'll be back.

Iconicj

Iconicj - Oct 23, 2010 3:46 pm Date Climbed: May 31, 2009

First 12er  Sucess!

I moved here in May, and kept calling the forest service daily to figure out when the road was clear to the top. Once I was confident my 2wd could make it, I went for it. I nice easy hike, with a scramble at the end, via Barlett. Beautiful day.

Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - Sep 19, 2010 9:44 pm Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2010

Beautiful hike!  Sucess!

Beautiful hike, almost entirely above timberline. Did it with North Peak. Just over 6 miles, 1500' gain, about 2.5 hours. One of my favorites of the year.

cftbq

cftbq - Jun 23, 2010 9:57 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2010

via Bartlett Trail  Sucess!

A great trail to run, which goes nearly to the summit. Gorgeous weather, and a nice finisher to Pueblo County. With Cimarron.

VermontMike

VermontMike - Sep 23, 2009 2:48 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2009

Great views!  Sucess!

Fun short climb in the Wets.

pyerger

pyerger - Jun 8, 2009 2:44 pm Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2009

windy  Sucess!

Great day in the mountains. Climbed three of the Green horn peaks. WHAT A WINDY DAY!

kavak

kavak - Aug 8, 2008 10:45 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 1992

From the north ridge  Sucess!

This was a camping trip with my son. He decided not to climb this peak with me and waited in the truck. We then drove over to St Charles Peak area to climb it.

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