Trico Peak snow hike

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Trico Peak snow hike
Created On: Oct 30, 2010
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Red Mountains in the backgroundClimber on the way up Trico Peak

Trico Peak is a mountain summit in western Colorado. It climbs to 13,321 feet (4,060 meters) above sea level.

It is named Trico since it is located at the place where three Colorado counties meet: San Miguel, Ouray, and San Juan County.

Peak is very easily accessible from the Red Mountain Pass, which stays open year round. It is a great 13er to summit in the winter. This area is also very popular backcountry ski destination.

Elevation at Red Mountain Pass: 11,018 feet = 3358 meters.
Summit of Trico Peak: 13,321 feet = 4060 meters.
Elevation gain: 2,303 feet = 702 meters

Time: about 2 hrs up (we did it in a deep snow, snowshoes would be helpful. I had to crawl through some sections since the snow was above my knees), and 1 hr down.

Distance: about 3.5 miles round trip.

Views from the summit

Mount SneffelsMount Sneffels 14,156 ft=4315m
Looking NorthYankee Boy Summits
Looking NELooking towards Uncompahgre and Wetterhorn
Lone ConeLone Cone

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Marcsoltan - Oct 31, 2010 10:54 am - Voted 10/10

One of the best albums...

I've seen. I especially like the the table with photos and text showing different peaks and areas.
Great job Liba,

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Oct 31, 2010 11:09 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: One of the best albums...

Thank you Marc. I really appreciate your comment.

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Nov 8, 2010 8:40 am - Voted 10/10


Nice album!

Liba Kopeckova

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