I did this as part of a 3 day backpack trip. It was the first 14,000 ft mountain I had been on in CO and I was shocked at the number of people on the trail. Of course it was a holiday weekend, which made it worse.
Solo in the clouds. There was a couple inches of snow on the summit and northern aspects. I climbed from Nellie Creek TH.
What a beautiful day with awesome veiws up there. My favorite one so far.
My first Colorado 14er! Had to walk from the bottom of the road since I came on a motorcycle. See my Trip Report about doing seven 14ers in eight days.
Climbed via the South Slopes from Nellie Creek. A great hike through the Uncompahgre Highlands to the rugged summit plateau. The trail was in good condition and the crowds minimal. The views of Wetterhorn Peak and the neighboring San Juan peaks were excellent.
Climbed Uncompahgre Peak from Nellie Creek TH (second time). Great weather in the morning after raining all night. Started at 5:40am and was back to the car 9:50am. Nice hike, great views.
09/05/2010: Hiked to the summit of Uncompahgre with my wife and a 5 year-old son (this is his first 14-er!) from Nellie Creek TH. Clear skies, but a little bit windy at the top. Great day in San Juans!
Super scenic hike with my son and dog.
The summit of Uncompahgre is AMAZING for a variety of reasons and worth taking the long slog to get up high and enjoy!
Just the standard route, but we faced some high winds above timberline. Climbed with my usual partner, trishpajean. 14er #42 for me, #40 for her. 3 hrs., 50 min. up, 30 min. on the summit, 2 hrs., 30 min. down.
A wonderful climb with my dad while I was in college. Great views!
Great looking peak. Miss my old CJ7.
One of the most beautiful routes I have climbed.
The face was impressive!
From Matterhorn TH 6 hrs combined
Did Sneffels a couple days before this one. Only saw a few people on the trail. Good day - good hike.
Ascended Uncompahgre via the Nellie Creek trailhead for our third 14er of our week long trip to the San Juans. Very enjoyable hike, the crux of the climb before the summit platteau was very enjoyable, i would say stick to the right at this portion. There is more solid rock to be found.
This was my third climb of Uncompahgre. We walked in about half the Nellie Creek road. There was mist on the way up and rain on the way down.
Hiked up from Matterhorn TH and had summit to myself. Unc's north face is very impressive!
First of 14 14ers in 11 days. Nice evening ascent after packing in from Matterhorn Creek.
Climbed Uncompahgre, Handies, and Wetterhorn on consecutive days from our Silver Spur Motel "base camp" in Lake City. The San Juans are amazing! Recommend high clearance 4wd for Nellie Creek Trailhead.