Page Type Page Type: Mountain/Rock
Location Lat/Lon: 39.73358°N / 106.32538°W
Additional Information County: Eagle, Summit
Activities Activities: Mountaineering
Seasons Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Additional Information Elevation: 13230 ft / 4033 m
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Overview

Peak F is one of the rugged peaks on the  Ripsaw Ridge. It towers high above Upper Piney Valley and the very remote Black Creek Draynage. All access routes are long, tedious, difficult and under adverse conditions dangerous. This is a rarely visited peak deep in the Eagle's Nest Wilderness, where you are on your own if anything goes wrong.

Getting There

Piney River Trailhead is the trailhead for the standard route to Peak F

Peak F could be climbed via Slate Creek and Black Creek Draynages, but this would involve long and tedious ascents.

Get off at Exit 176 on I 70 - go west and turn on Redsandstone Rd, which turns into Piney Lake Road. The first 6 miles are in decent shape - the last 5 miles are a very bumpy ride - the dirt road is getting worse every year with deep potholes. It is makeable for a normal sedan if you take it slow. The 11 mile ride to Piney Lake can easily take 45 minutes.

Park to your right when you reach the Gate to Piney Lake Reserve.

Red Tape

You will hike and climb within the Eagle's Nest Wilderness - please abide to all wilderness regulations.

Camping

You will find good camping along sections of the Piney River Trail (many sections are either dense forest or soggy meadows though) or on the very remote Eastern slopes of Peak F.



Children

Children

Children refers to the set of objects that logically fall under a given object. For example, the Aconcagua mountain page is a child of the 'Aconcagua Group' and the 'Seven Summits.' The Aconcagua mountain itself has many routes, photos, and trip reports as children.