Sneva Peak

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Sneva Peak
Created On: Sep 15, 2012
Last Edited On: Oct 18, 2017


Sneva Peak from Lake 11350 ft, south face

Sneva Peak, south face

The tip of Sneva Peak
Sneva, south face
Sneva Peak, SE face
Sneva, SE face

Rank: Sneva Peak is Colorado’s 1178th highest ranked peak.
Prominence: 342 ft.

Sneva Peak rises near I-70 a few miles to the north of Copper Mountain Ski area in north/central Colorado. To the west, a 11900 ft saddle known as Uneva Pass connects Sneva Peak to Point 12363 ft on the southern ridgeline of Uneva Peak. Sneva Peak is otherwise not connected to any other mountains. Its western slopes descend close to 3000 ft to reach the bottom of Tenmile Canyon where I-70 runs.

Uneva Pass can be reached via Gore Range Trail, a long trail that starts on I-70, goes through Uneva Pass and then continues north along the length of the Gore Mountain Range. From Uneva Pass, Sneva Peak can be reached via easy grassy slopes.

From the summit of Sneva Peak, you will have great views of the peaks of the Gore and Tenmile Mountain Ranges. Dillon Lake along with I-70 and parts of the Copper Mountain Ski Area will also be in good view.

Sneva & Uneva Peaks, southeast face. I-70 & Officers Gulch Pond seen.

Sneva Peak from Dillon Lake. East face

Getting There

Direction to Gore Range Trailhead:

Drive west on I-70 to Exit 196 Vista Point Scenic Rest Area (this exit is accessible only from the westbound lanes of I-70). Go to the southern parts of the rest area and find the trailhead sign.

Please note that the first 0.75 miles of the trail parallels I-70 until it reaches the Exit 195 ramp. You will find No Parking signs immediately in front of the trail on this ramp. To save the 0.75 mile hike, some people park on dirt pull-offs on this ramp but you are much better off parking at the designated parking area at the Vista Point.

Red Tape

No fees or permits needed for day hikes.



Click for forecast for the Gore Range.

Ptarmigan, master of camouflage

Forests & Meadows on Gore Range Trail

On Gore Range Trail

On Gore Range Trail

On Gore Range Trail

Tenmile Range & Copper Mountain Ski Area
Tenmile Range & Copper Mountain Ski Area

On Gore Range Trail

Ptarmigan Hill

Lakes on Gore Range Trail

Wheeler Lake
Wheeler Lake

Lost Lake
Lost Lake

Lake 11350 ft
Lake 11350 ft

Lost Lake & Tenmile Range
Tenmile Range & Lost Lake

Uneva Pass & Point 12363 ft

Point 12363 ft, Uneva Pass & Gore Range Trail
Point 12363 ft, Uneva Pass & Gore Range Trail

Views from the summit

Buffalo Mountain
Buffalo Mountain/Gore Range

Uneva Peak & Gore Range
Uneva & Gore Range

Dillon Lake, Grays & Torreys far right
Dillon Lake

Jacque Peak & Copper Mtn. Ski Area
Copper Mtn Ski Area+Jacque Peak

Looking SW
Looking SW

Uneva Peak
Uneva Peak

I-70 plus Peak 1 & Tenmile Peak
Peak ! & 2 plus I-70

Peaks 4 through 8
Peaks 4 through 8

Tenmile Range & Copper Mountain
Tenmile Range+Copper Mtn

Sneva Peak

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