Added after Coxcomb. I can't imagine how it got its name ;) Nice looking peaks in this area and the terrain around the road in is beautiful!
South ridge after climb of Coxcomb
Climbed Redcliff from 2-wheel drive trailhead. Didn't see anyone till the way down. Made the summit by 9:30am. Fantastic views of the San Juan/Cimarron Mountains. Looked back on Courthouse from the day before. 11 year old Sopris and 1 year old Watanga dogs along for the fun.
4 hours roundtrip; fortunately the weather cooperated, views were still awesome despite clouds. Only one on the mountain.
very scenic area with fewer crowds as there are no 14ers or centennials to climb around here. This is a half day hike if you can drive to the end of the road. The scenic qualities were somewhat marred by cattle grazing all the way up into the tundra- trail had several cow wallows and plenty of cow manure. However, the views of Coxcomb and Wetterhorn outweigh the cow problems. The old register has been replaced- unfortunately, the one placed in 2011 was water logged and will likely disintegrate soon
The typical PM storms never materialized, so we were able to do this as a mid-afternoon climb. Reached summit 5PM, to great views of Coxcomb, Wetterhorn, Uncompahgre, Precipice, Courthouse, etc. Then setup camp in the meadows on the W side of peak, just before thunder and rain came at sunset. Unforgettable day!
fun hike, went very fast... great views, nobody on the trail. Summit register goes back to 2002.
sound like chickens
Summited via west fork approach. Nasty bit of effort required to make the saddle between coxcomb and redcliff. But as soon as you make the saddle views of wetterhorn and uncompahgre make the remaining several hundred feet seem easy.
This was an easy jaunt after we made a double rope rappel off the north face of Coxcomb.
Took the long way and got amazing views... so lush it felt like the Alps and Coxcomb looks like a sword in the air...
We hike the west fork trail several times a year...finally decided to go left up the mountain!
added on a windy hike up redcliff after climbing coxcomb earlier in the day. the views from this summit are sweet!
The challenge was not to summit, it was to keep track of the van full of 14 year olds I was acting as a guide for on this trip! They all made it. Classic Colorado mountain. Very worth checking out.
Amazing views and no fourteener crowds!