Taylor Mountain Climber's Log

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Kiefer - Jul 20, 2021 11:47 am Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2021

Three peak day  Sucess!

Ascended the monotonous South Ridge (more like a mellow shoulder) to the summit. It was flatter than I expected. Then headed east to Missouri Hill & Lost Mountain.
Descended into Kangaroo Gulch and traversed low down following treeline & caught FSR 228 back to the trailhead.
Brutally hot day.


seano - Oct 14, 2016 12:01 pm Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2016

With Aetna  Sucess!

I came in CR 224 / FR 228 instead of the jeep road up from Garfield. There was good camping, and I got my medium-clearance car to about 10,800', but it's probably faster to just hike up the jeep road from ~9600' in Garfield if you plan to do both peaks. Stay on the ridge between them, as the bowl to the south is mostly steep and horribly loose.


BradBartick - May 14, 2016 7:54 pm Date Climbed: May 14, 2016

Good stuff  Sucess!



theREALCarpeDM - Jun 21, 2014 10:06 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2014

with Aetna  Sucess!

Solo on a nice day.

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Jun 15, 2014 10:30 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2014

Taylor/Aetna  Sucess!

1st peak of the day, steep, somewhat boring hike to the top of Taylor Peak, but nice views.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - May 17, 2014 10:50 pm Date Climbed: May 17, 2014

Aetna & Taylor via Grand Couloir  Sucess!

After huffing it up Aetna via the Grand, the ridge run to Taylor seemed easy by comparison. Spectacular views from this lofty peak. Still a TON of snow on these mountains and their approach roads! Zoomed down into the basin I forget the name of between the peaks then out the road system and back to the Jeep. Amazing day - I've got the sunburn to prove it!

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Oct 17, 2013 8:22 am Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2013

From boss lake th  Sucess!

Hiked from Garfield to boss lake th, continued to Aetna via south ridge, descended to Aetna-Taylor saddle, up west ridge on Taylor, and down south/southwest ridge to Hoffman park. Detoured to check out the boss reservoir on the way back.
Lovely solo hike in deep snow. No single soul.

Tim Heckel

Tim Heckel - Aug 5, 2013 3:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2013

Hunkey Dory  Sucess!

Lisa and I climbed Mt Aetna and Taylor Mountain via the saddle between them. We found Taylor be be a nice walk from the saddle, whilst Aetna was quite the jumble of sharp talus. Our approach was up Hunkydory gulch from the North Fork of the Arkansas.


MattK - Aug 13, 2009 9:16 am Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009

Taylor and Aetna  Sucess!

Wife, dog and I from Boss Lake Trailhead.


SarahThompson - Sep 10, 2008 3:53 pm Date Climbed: Dec 2, 2006

From Garfield  Sucess!

Started from the town of Garfield and climbed the SE slopes to the summit. Continued on to Aetna. Very COLD December day.


chicagotransplant - May 12, 2008 9:54 am Date Climbed: May 10, 2008

via Aetna  Sucess!

After climbing Aetna, Steve and I traversed over to Taylor. I thought Taylor had the better views of the two as the view to the east is unobstructed into the Arkansas Valley. Very windy on top!

Ryan Kowalski

Ryan Kowalski - May 19, 2006 10:54 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2005

With Aetna  Sucess!

After climbing Aetna, I really enjoyed Taylor's summit and view, a highly recommended peak

Larry V

Larry V - Jul 4, 2005 3:09 pm

Route Climbed: Taylor Gulch Date Climbed: July 2, 2005  Sucess!

Afternoon climb. Expected a rough road, but it was smooth almost to tree line due to working quarry. The climb was monotonous except for the frequently encountered mines, prospecting pits, and other gouges in the hillside. Very windy on top. Nice views all directions though.

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