Nice page. I've added this peak to my Sugarloaves list!
Very nice list you put together and thank you for explaining the meaning of "Sugarloaf".
BTW the elevation given on your list seems to be off, please correct it to 8403 ft.
Got it, nader. I had pulled the Lists of John elevation for my table, but I'll put in your elevation (8403) instead for SP consistency.
I noticed you have linked this into the front range. Looks to me that this mountains along with Midland Hill would be in the Mosquito range.
When I read the page for Front Range on Summitpost it seemed to indicate that the borders go to include Sugarloaf and Midland Hill. I always thought of the Buffalo Peaks as the southern end of the Mosquito range. I guess you can argue it either way. I will try to get more info on it. If you have any sources that would clarify this, please let me know.
I don't have any sources, just logically looking at it on a topo map, it seems to be the Mosquito range since it connects to the Mosquito range and not the Front range. I've never heard either way, just assumed that it was part of the Mosquito. I just perplexes me that it could be considered part of the Front range.
The fact is that it is neither Front Range nor Mosquito. I do, however, see your point and will probably change it to Mosquito later today.
Looked at Ormes' "Colorado Mountains" book. It was very vague about the boundaries of the Front Range but showed a map that stretched to just beyond the junction of Routes 285 and 24 near Buena Vista. The map for Mosquito range went only as far south as Fairplay.
Looking at my TI map, it appears the north area is private property (although I saw no signs). Is the "trailhead" you describe a real TH, or did it work out ok? Other areas of this peak appear to be either BLM or Colorado State owned...?
Thank you for looking and voting,
I did not see any private property signs anywhere near the route that I took. No "Trails" go to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain. You will have to bushwhack your way (not very bad as bushwhacks go) so it is not a true "Trailhead", just the route that I took.
That "different" area shown on my map is the boundary line from BLM and USFS! :) Yay!
Good, thanks for letting me know.