Redcloud Peak Climber's Log

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hgrapid - Jul 24, 2023 5:06 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2023

Sundog - Sunshine - Redcloud   Sucess!

Did the loop starting with Sundog


JThorne - Feb 27, 2023 9:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2003

Redcloud Peak  Sucess!

Northeast Ridge
Not a cloud in sight on Redcloud. Beautiful hike


MMclimbhigh - Sep 8, 2022 6:32 am Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2022

Redcloud/Sunshine  Sucess!

Standard route. 7.5 hrs RT


BKiser90 - Jun 5, 2022 7:09 pm Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2022

Redcloud and Sunshine via Silver Creek Trail  Sucess!

Beautiful clear June morning for a hike of Redcloud and Sunshine. Started from Silver Creek TH around 5:30 am. Perfect conditions. Only a couple of small snow drifts over the trail. Scarily low snow for this time of year in the San Juans.


katelyngeselle - Aug 29, 2021 11:50 am Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2021

Combo w/ Sunshine, beautiful day  Sucess!

Camped at Mill Creek campground ($7/night- great facilities!) then left camp ~5:30am for Silver Creek/Grizzly Gulch trailhead. The road there is part of the Alpine Loop and is not for the faint of heart. My Subaru Forester got us there, but anything low or 2wd I'm sure wouldn't make it. We didn't get to the trailhead until about 6:45 (google had told us it would take 20 minutes LOL). A couple people at the trailhead scoffed at us when we said we were doing Redcloud & Sunshine, saying it was way too late to start that. We know we're decently quick so we went for it. Once on Redcloud summit, weather still looked great so went for Sunshine. Took about 50 minutes from peak to peak. Retraced our steps back over Redcloud and out.


wyatt_meyers - Aug 24, 2021 9:44 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2021

Great hike!  Sucess!

Started at 7 and takes about 3 hours to get up at a normal pace. Did with sunshine and was a fun day hike. Road to get there could get tough for a 2wd but possible with a bit of clearance. Saw a big horn on the road up. Be ready for jeep traffic coming down


utahjimk - Jul 25, 2021 3:13 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2021

via Silver Creek TH with Wasatch Mountain Club group  Sucess!

this one & Sunshine. Silver Creek trail in places was a stream bed due to heavy rain during the night. Trail washouts were encountered in places. The drive out was an adventure as parts of the Cinnamon Pass road were damaged from flood / debris flows. We waited a few anxious minutes in the rain as a temporary road was constructed by a worker using a backhoe.


birdhead - Sep 18, 2020 9:38 pm Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2020

Standard Route with Sunshine  Sucess!

Hiked Redcloud and Sunshine via the standard route on day 2 of our mega road trip. Very smoky day made it difficult to breath and see more than a couple of miles. Camped at Mill Creek outside Lake City.


BradBartick - Jul 3, 2020 4:34 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2020

With Sunshine.   Sucess!

No Sunshine, though, if you do the descent off Sunshine. Do your homework. If you are with your wife, only descend Sunshine if your goal is divorce.


mickeyCs - Mar 27, 2020 7:23 pm




habaceeba - May 20, 2019 7:13 am Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2018

Redcloud  Sucess!

Camped at Lake San Cristobal, hit Redcloud and Sunshine.


eli.boardman - Dec 27, 2018 12:13 pm Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2016

First San Juan peak  Sucess! fall gathering, standard route with family and dogs


technicolorNH - Sep 22, 2018 6:51 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2018

From Sunshine  Sucess!

Only took an hour from the summit of Sunshine on the best trail of the entire day.


ericd - Aug 18, 2018 11:13 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2018

Longer drive than climb?  Sucess!

8hrs roundtrip, including traverse over to Sunshine (1hr). Elevation gain of 4110' in 5.9 miles from Grizzly Gulch TH. Apple's weather app showed only a partial cloud for Lake City so I decided to start around 1pm, "the new 6am" Regular rain spells made the afternoon cool and fresh however summit ridge winds and thunder made the traverse grueling. Just a red rock dugout atop without a survey marker to signify my 41st CO14er.


Wheelbarrow - Feb 6, 2018 12:16 am Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2017

#34  Sucess!

Highly recommend going up the Northwest Face to Sunshine and down the standard route via Redcloud. Did Handies via American Basin after for a very satisfying day in the mountains :)

Pete Castricone

Pete Castricone - Jul 2, 2017 10:55 am Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2017

Standard Route  Sucess!

One foot in front of the other. Windy, sunny day.


MissH - May 30, 2017 3:51 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2017

Lotsa snow  Sucess!

Climbed from Grizzly Gulch/Silver Creek via north face. Great snow climb while in the shade. Bagged Sunshine via the ridge. Aptly named as the snow warmed up under the intense sunshine. Postholing was a fair price to pay for the fun glissades.

utclimber - Oct 16, 2016 5:34 pm

Redcloud and Sunshine  Sucess!

Nice hike

Garon Coriz

Garon Coriz - Sep 5, 2016 10:13 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2016

Wild Day  Sucess!

We started at 6:30 AM but due to a flat tire we had to return to camp. A nice guy from Lake Comity helped us change the tire on the truck. Wayne had to go to Lake City to find a new tire. The rest of us ended up starting the hike at 8:30 AM. We nearly turned around halfway up due to the wind and also a cloudburst over Handies Peak that gave us some light hail lasting a couple minutes. We pressed on and made it to the summit at 1 PM despite the strong winds. Cree and I were first. I went on to tag Sunshine Peak. Cree waited for Liz. Shade and Nizhoni didn't quite make it to the summit. I turned around to see Cree and Liz leave the summit when I was at the saddle between the two 14ers.


jeffrawn - Sep 5, 2016 3:47 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2016

Cold, Wet August Double  Sucess!

Hike through the basin was nice. Wind, clouds and rain picked up on the switchbacks. Didn't even stop for a photo on Redcloud; just kept walking out towards Sunshine. But there were only clouds and wind, getting colder by the minute. Visibility at both summits only 40'. Sleet (horizontal, but fortunately at our backs) started on return to Redcloud. Soaked through, I was glad not to get hypothermic. Sun finally peaked out last 30 minutes of hike!

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