Long long day from Matterhorn. I would like to see somebody do Wetterhorn and Uncompahgre in one day like the guidebooks say.
Just me and my brother in our party. About 20 to 30 on the summit. A couple of bottlenecks on the way up and down, makes me nervous. Looked like a scene from Switzerland the big green upsloping hillside/plateau where the trail really starts to head up.
We had beautiful weather. We started from Matterhorn Basin about 6am and were on top by 1230 noon. We rushed down(our first Colorado weather experience was the Maroon Bells loop) to beat the storms. Sky was clear as a bell all day. We got toasted on the 6 or 7 miles back. Definitely go the Nellie Creek route.
Stunning views, lakes , snow peaks, see forever.
Really long hike, lots of snow...ran out of time & turned back around 12800 ft
Pretty lengthy hike from Matterhorn Creek...go to Nellie Creek if you have a 4WD...
A nice climb. Got a little scramble in on the backside of the mountain approaching the summit. A nice view of a 700' vertical drop off from the summit.
A easy hike in a very nice setting full of mountain flowers in July.
This was my second climb of Uncompahgre, the first having been done less than a month before. It was such a fun hike we used it to give some of our NY friends a taste of Colorado 14er climbing. The day was picture-perfect and the hike was successful and enjoyed by all. We car camped in a large meadow about 1/2 mile from the Nellie Creek TH.