Arrived at the TH just after midnight, intending to sleep a bit, but decided simply to head out and summit as early as possible. The stream crossings were time-consuming, and we (trishapajean and I) summitted at 7:10 am under glorious clear skies. The view from the top is amazing. Saw only two other people all day.
Surprisingly cool hike with plenty of 13ers around and no crowds. Definitely do this one again!
A great time of celebration as we hiked this gentle 14er with our friend Kevin Baker. This was his final 14er- Congratulations Kevin!!! Job done well!
Kept up a trail-run pace all the way to the summit. Beautiful backcountry.
out in the middle of nowhere
saved San Luis for my final 14er with my wife and a great group of friends! Some early snow made for a beautiful, mellow hike. Great 14er to start or end on!
Climbed via Stewart Creek route; camped at 10,400' to get a head start. Terrific views of the La Garita and even the Weminuche.
Climbed the standard route with some people from work (including a first timer!). Got rained on coming back down, and got to see a cattle drive on the road. Gotta love a 14er where the cows outnumber the people!
Beautiful day on San Luis Pk!
The wilderness around this area is worth the long drive to get there. We started a bit late but still made the summit by around noon.
August 18, 2007: From 13285, 13180 & 13155. To Organ Mountain and San Luis Peak. 9 hours roundtrip.
June 4, 2006: En route to Baldy Alto, Stewart Peak and Baldy Chato; 7 hours 50 minutes roundtrip.
Started up late in the evening hoping to bivy on the summit, came up short and stopped at 13,850 feet according to my GPS. Watched the sunrise from the summit.
Drove into the trailhead the night before and slept it the back of my Pathfinder. A family came to summit while I was up, the father was finishing the 14’ers and save it for last so he could have his family with him. Took lots of photos for them, very cool.
Climbed up and down the West slopes. Fresh snow the night before, and another snowstorm caught us on the summit. Great fun !!!
Uneventful hike on this lonely 14er.
The bugs were terrible. Unfortunately, I had to camp on a little spit of land near the beaver ponds. I burnt alot of greens to keep the smoke going. A hot day.
I saw my first moose the next day as I was hiking out.
Pointed a guy in the right direction as I was leaving the summit. I'll be back later this year to do Oregon peak.
See the trip-report here: http://distantpeak.com/web/mountains/n-america/san_luis_peak
I've climbed several San Juan peaks, but only this one had a true wilderness feel. Seeing a group of bull elk on a ridge silhouetted against the sunrise was the highlight and one of those wild moments of incontestable purity.
Well worth the drive! Spectacular trail with great scenery. Solo trip taking 2 hours and forty minutes to the summit. Back to the trailhead in four hours and 35 minutes.
Awesome hike. Beautiful trail. 41st 14er for me 46th for my husband! Took 2 1/2 hours to summit and 2 hours down. This was a pleasant day after climbing North Maroon!!!!! Highly recommended!!!!!