Mount Ida Climber's Log

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mikekernan - Apr 26, 2021 9:38 am Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2015

Easy summer time hike  Sucess!

Had a nice hike up, saw some elk on the way.


nickrulercreator - Oct 19, 2020 1:03 pm Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2020

First Mount Ida Hike  Sucess!

Tough hike. A lot harder than other reviews claim. The first third and last third are steep, and that last third is difficult with almost 4 miles already behind you. But the middle third is relatively flat and easy to navigate. Pretty rocky once above the tree-line. Be ready with good shoes.

Overall, though, it was very much worth it. Breathtaking views that you just can’t get from driving Trail Ridge Road. Incredibly rewarding.


slobgnarly - Sep 21, 2019 9:17 am Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2019

Ida to Julian   Sucess!

was shooting for the Ida to Julian traverse but clouds made me turn around about half way to Julian from ida. made it to a cool spot above highest lake though and the mountain above highest lake was really fun. saw many people on the summit of Ida but i was alone past that.


SarahThompson - Aug 25, 2019 7:51 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2019

Gorge Lakes Traverse  Sucess!

Milner Pass -> Ida -> Chief Cheley -> UN 12,820 -> Cracktop -> Julian -> Terra Tomah and back. Awesome outing.


JesseSumrak - Aug 16, 2019 9:04 am Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2019

First Summit on a Beautiful Friday Morniing  Sucess!

Started at about 5am this morning and didn't see anyone on the ascent up. Beautiful views but VERY chilly. I had to break out the rain jacket for some extra protection from the heavy buffeting from the wind. Amazing views from the top, then bombed down and saw 3 huge elk on the trail about .25 miles from the trailhead. Clear skies. Perfect day.

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Jul 6, 2019 6:27 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2019

Incredible views!  Sucess!

Rocky Mountain National Park never disappoints, one of the best hikes this year with amazing views and incomparable beauty.


IagosGhost - Aug 11, 2018 10:13 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2018

Spectacular Views   Sucess!

This was a spectacular hike with awesome veiws and relatively easy trails from Milner Pass.


Walkoutnow - Sep 6, 2017 9:47 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2017

Perfect day  Sucess!

Quick trip for labor day weekend. Estes park and RMNP is such a great area. Ida has panoramic views all the way up from above tree line. Very moderate trek up, lots of flat areas. Nice exposure and drops from the summit, plenty of seats for comfy relaxation and great views.


chicagotransplant - Sep 30, 2013 11:10 am Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2013

Ridge Run  Sucess!

Started at Timber Lake TH, hiked to the valley separating Jackstraw and Ida and bushwhacked to treeline, then traversed Ida, Chief Cheley, PT 12820 and Cractop to Julian. Lots of scrambling and interlocking grass ledges from Cractop to Julian, fun stuff! Also climbed Jackstraw and Gray Jay on the way down, long day! Lots of wildlife: elk, deer, moose and bighorn all present today!


jczog - Jul 30, 2013 10:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2013

FOG!!!  Sucess!

Incredible fog with visibility of only a dozen or so meters helped me to veer off onto the eastern spur. This made for a long day of bushwacking across the feeders for the Big Thompson and back up to the Mt. Ida Trail.....ouch! Lots of wildlife down there though, bull moose, bull elks with huge racks, a few groups of bighorn sheep rams, ptarmigans, and all the other tundra buddies.

Snidely Whiplash

Snidely Whiplash - Jul 10, 2013 11:36 am Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2000

From Milner Pass  Sucess!

Beautiful tundra hike. Easy, spectacular summit. What else could one ask for?


jfulcher - May 14, 2013 2:04 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2011

from Milner Pass  Sucess!

with in-laws.


fox045 - Dec 3, 2012 10:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2011

crazy coyotes  Sucess!

Went to Arrowhead with Steve & Bergstrom. Tracy packed in whishy to us. We hit Ida on the way out. Saw the crazy coyotes run up a snow field.


Berger - Nov 4, 2012 1:08 am Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2011

From Arrowhead  Sucess!

Some amazing fishing in Arrowhead followed with a great summit.

Foxy Long Bottoms

Foxy Long Bottoms - Aug 17, 2011 7:24 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2016

Milner Pass  Sucess!

8/14/16 With Cheely and Cracktop

7/24/16 We were headed for the trifecta(Ida, Cheeley, Cracktop). Clouds rolled in fast after descending to the Ida/Cheeley saddle. It was hard to turn around. Good judgement prevailed over ego.

August 17, 2011 Milner Pass to Arrowhead Lake and back up to Ida's summit.

REM - Jun 25, 2011 8:20 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 1999

From Milner Pass  Sucess!

Climbed with Robert "Bob" Davidson.


heather14 - Sep 14, 2010 12:39 am Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2010

Beautiful Day  Sucess!

Did the cirque from Ida to Terra Tomah. Windy, but beautiful September day. I would do this again just for the solitude.


jczog - Aug 3, 2010 2:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2010

Fantastic Hike!  Sucess!

Wonderful hike with incredible views. Tundra access is quick, flowers are beautiful, and wildlife (Elk, Bighorn Sheep, Marmots, Pikas, Ptarmigans) was plentiful. Take heed of the summer storms and begin descents as soon as the dark clouds appear over the Never Summer Range.


CSUMarmot - Aug 1, 2010 10:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2008

From Milner Pass  Sucess!

Its a nice mountain, but the weather made me litterally turn around in a minute, no pictures or nothing. Watch those rocks though, Ive known them to do some ankle snappin'

Bill Reed

Bill Reed - Jul 22, 2010 9:42 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2010

Via Milner Pass  Sucess!

Fortunate to have good weather, great views and lots of Big Horn scattered about. For me, a very long walk- 9 hours!!

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