Mount Garfield Climber's Log

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Shaylee - Mar 18, 2015 5:48 pm Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2015

Mount Garfield  Sucess!

It was my 300th mountain!


Kessler - Mar 18, 2015 5:48 pm Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2015

Mount Garfield  Sucess!



Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - May 24, 2014 7:59 pm Date Climbed: May 24, 2014

Mt Garfield Trail  Sucess!

Crappy high country weather chased us out to the desert this weekend. I've driven past this ruggedly handsome peak so many times it was time to pay the summit a visit. Nice and steep as soon as we left the Jeep. Loved the sweeping views from high on the plateau. Hung out on the summit for over and hour just taking it in!


Misa - Jun 8, 2013 1:15 pm

2x  Sucess!

I did it 2x - one in the winter with snow and once in the summer. Steep trail, incredible views....

Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - May 29, 2013 11:58 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 2013

Awesome trail!  Sucess!

With Erin.


adunn101 - Apr 22, 2012 12:54 pm

Great for Sunsets  Sucess!

I climb at least twice a year, I love Mount Garfield. There are wonderful route coming up the backside too that are less strenuous. Best time up: 35min

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Jan 29, 2012 8:07 am Date Climbed: Jan 28, 2012

a great hike  Sucess!

great hike with my son, brother and Duchess. Reached the summit when it was dark and had great night views over Grand Junction area.
5/28/13 - 2x more, fun and short hike (only 2 miles, 2000 feet one way = 4 miles total), nice outing again with my son (CMU student at GJ) and Duchess


chicagotransplant - Apr 26, 2010 10:24 am Date Climbed: Apr 25, 2010

Mount Garfield Trail  Sucess!

1st: 4/25/10; Nice trail and views! Although even at 11am in late April this was a warm hike, definitely wouldn't want to climb this one on a summer afternoon.
2nd: 11/4/17; With Rachael up the Garfield trail.


blueshade - Apr 21, 2010 12:42 pm

Great little trail  Sucess!

Great little trail, short but steep. Nice elevation gain for getting ready for bigger mountains. Little hard on the knees coming down, but the experience and views are worth the pain!


edevart - Apr 4, 2010 11:30 pm Date Climbed: Apr 4, 2010

Copper Cabra  Sucess!

Great steep but short jaunt. Fantastic views. Encountered a miniature horse near the summit. Strange.


dakotaconcrete - May 28, 2009 4:20 am

Mt. Garfield  Sucess!

All around wonderful mountain packed with exciting formations and breath-taking (literally) approaches! I've utilized mt. garfield for the past six months as a conditioning tool and have developed a healthy respect for its numerous different and interesting approaches. I recommend trying one of the many many many different alternate routes that exist!


Kiefer - May 7, 2009 1:46 am Date Climbed: May 4, 2009

Standard  Sucess!

2,000ft in 2 miles. It'll definately get you sweating. Especially when it's 80 frickin degrees out!
From the summit, I can see why they're called the Book Cliffs. Beautiful views of the Grand Valley.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Sep 3, 2008 12:44 pm Date Climbed: Feb 21, 2009

Climbed Twice  Sucess!



kavak - Aug 27, 2008 9:53 am Date Climbed: May 24, 1998

Mt Garfield Trail  Sucess!

Climbed this with my youngest son. He wasn't in the right frame of mind when we first started but I believe he enjoyed it as much as I did at the end. Tremendous views! They were replacing the flag while we were on the summit. They told us the pole commemorated Vietnam Veterans of the Grand Junction area.

Larry V

Larry V - Oct 5, 2006 3:44 am Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2006

Another summit with Dad  Sucess!

Climbed with my 83-year-old dad, and sister on a pleasant Sunday afternoon. Wow, what views!!!

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Sep 24, 2006 2:45 am Date Climbed: Apr 6, 2006

Garfield  Sucess!

Fresh snow from the night before made the hike even more scenic than it normally must be. The weather, time of year, and the fact that I hiked early on a weekday meant I had the mountain all to myself the entire time.


seth@LOKI - Aug 17, 2006 6:57 am

Mount Mars  Sucess!

I think we should rename Mount G to Mount Mars as it looks like something more from the red planet that our own. Just a thought. I'm full of them. It is steep. good training for Denali with mucho weight on!


csmcgranahan - Apr 13, 2006 4:22 am Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2006

Mid-week solo summit  Sucess!

Had the summit to myself on an overcast Tuesday afternoon. Was in Grand Junction for work in the morning. Spent two hours roundtrip. I didn't realize that about 2/3 of the elevation is gained before the one mile mark! It was tough on the toes coming down.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - May 30, 2013 7:57 am

Re: Route Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: October 12, 2005

Dow, that area (and especially Main Canyon little further up east) is famous for spotting wild mustangs.


kylerlott - Jul 25, 2005 5:22 pm

Route Climbed: Mt. Garfield Trail Date Climbed: Multiple dates  Sucess!

Climbed Mt. Garfield a number of times. It is very challenging for a two mile hike with 2000 feet of elevation gain. Very good training hike for higher mountains or just to keep you in shape. What happened to the flag this year?

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