South Ridge

Page Type
Colorado, United States, North America
Route Type:
Hiking, Scrambling
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Time Required:
Most of a day
Class 2

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South Ridge
Created On: Sep 7, 2006
Last Edited On: Sep 7, 2006


South Ridge Route

Elevation Gain: 3,100'
Round Trip Distance: 10 miles
Difficulty: Class 2 - off-trail hiking and minor scrambling.

The south ridge provides relatively easy access to Little Agnes from the Mica Lake Basin and the Slavonia Trailhead.

Getting There

Follow the directions in the Getting There section of the Little Agnes page to the Slavonia trailhead.

Route Description

From the Slavonia Trailhead, follow the Gilpin Trail, #1161, to its intersection with the Mica Basin Trail, #1162. Take the Mica Basin Trail to Mica Lake and up to the saddle south of Little Agnes. Leave the trail and follow the south ridge to the summit ridge. Traverse the summit ridge to the summit proper.

See map.

South Ridge RouteSouth Ridge Route

Essential Gear

In the summer, basic hiking gear and the essentials are necessary. Typical Colorado weather can be expected, so start early to avoid lightning.

In the other seasons, Little Agnes may be difficult to reach, especially in winter and spring. This area gets hammered with snow and any climb towards this portion of the Park Range will be a significant undertaking with long approaches.

Little Agnes and the South Ridge from Mica LakeSouth Ridge from Mica Lake