Hiked in the early 2000s, along with Organ and Baldy Alto.
1st: 9/22/07 - Climbed with Shanahan96 and Jamie Nellis. Loop hike with San Luis and Stewart Peak, descended back down Nutras Creek from Stewart.
2nd: 10/10/21 - Climbed with Lindsay and her husky Derek. East ridge from Nutras, dry until the ridge where there was some snow on the north side of the ridge. Cold and windy summit.
Nice autumn hike with Duchess via Nutras Creek.
Left the Stewart Creek TH around 2 am and topped out shortly after sunrise. Not "exciting" by mountaineering standards, but it was 14er #29 for me, and #24 for trishapajean, and it felt good to check off. (Don't know why it took me so long to remember to post this.)
7/12/10 - Not very exciting. With Baldy Alto & Baldy Chato.
1/5/18 - Solo winter ascent from Stewart Creek TH in very dry conditions. Along with Baldy Alto & Organ Mountain in an 11 hour day.
From Cebolla TH with Baldy Chato & Column Ridge. HAd some weather on the way down.
Stewart, then Baldy Alto, then "Column Ridge" (Pt 13,795), and Baldy Chato on the way back. Nice hike. Hiking on a weekday on a remote non-14er peak meant that I saw NO ONE! Afterwards, drove over to the Eddiesville TH for Organ Mtn the next day.
Nice walk. Had to race down to beat the storms.
A 2-day trip. Hit Stewart along with Baldy Chato, Alto, Column Ridge & attempted Organ Mtn. via 'The Organ Pipes' (no dice). Bunked down for the night in Stewart Creek. Wonderful day!
From West Willow Creek, along with San Luis and Baldy Alto.
Baldy Chato, Baldy Alto and Stewart from Cebolla trailhead. Nice long alpine hike.
The fall color was great. I only saw a couple of others across Stewart Creek, climbing San Luis. Stewart Peak offers an amazing vantage point on the edge of the vast San Juan mountains!
completed the long day(17.1 miles, 5290 feet) with a jaunt up stewart. tired legs really kicked in during the final upclimb from the saddle with point 13,795!
descent out nutras creek was beautiful, and gentle on the legs. had a sidehill for a short peroid after the creek overflowed the trail. final two miles along the road was gorgeous with the yellow aspens everywhere!
long, enjoyable day. can't wait for another!
Car camped at Cebolla Trailhead. Trail initially hard to follow in dark(5:30am) even with flashlight. Once out of timber and with(sunrise), vision improved, following posts across willows, over B. Chato and along wonderful ridge to Stewart. Met only four other hikers who had ascended from Nutras Creek. Down at 4PM.
Bristle cones are found here! Cool. Wild onions too?
From San Luis Peak, Baldy Alto and en route to Baldy Chato; 7 hours 50 minutes roundtrip.
Awesome mountain. Absolutely no people and you can tell this is a rarely visited summit (only 8 people had signed the register in June). We only saw one cairn all day but the route is obvious. We went up to the right into a basin to hit the ridge and then came down Nutras Creek the whole way on our descent. We used some snow fields to avoid the loose junk on the lower portions of the ridge to make things easier (no ice axe or crampons needed however, the angle is mild).
Four of us drove the dirt road from Slumgullion Pass to reach the Cebolla Trailhead. The road is good and though long, the ride was not bad. We saw several elk but no other people during the hike. Stewart is easy to climb. The highlight of the hike was hiking the ridge between Stewart and Baldy Chato. It is spectacular. The summit of Baldy Chato is also easy to reach and recommended. Weather was perfect.
I have questions! Is the dirt road to the Cebolla trailhead suitable for passenger cars or is high clearence required? How far up the trail do you go before heading to Baldy Chato? How is the footing on the traverse ridge to Stewart Pk? Class 2 or less? Thanks. slowbutsteady e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The La Garitas always offer solitude... after the Fourth of July I was eager to get away from the crowds that so often swarm the mountains closer to the Front Range. On this trip were 3 very good dogs, Moses, Raymond, and Sopris. A pleasant trip. The beaver ponds up Nutras Creek realy are remarkable. As I tipped out above Willow Mesa I saw a herd of 20 some elk.