A complete hiking and climbing guide to the La Plata Mountains of Southwest Colorado. You will also find San Juan Mountain favorites as well as selections from around the Southwest. The entries are sorted by region and alphabetically by title below.
Feature Hike: Ascend from the desert floor to the crown of the Santa Catalina Mountains on the Sutherland Trail.
La Plata Mountains, ColoradoBaker Peak, 11,949'
Bald Knob, 11,637'
Baldy Peak, 10,866'
Burro Mountain, 11,575'
Burwell Peak, 12,664'
Centennial Peak, 13,062'
Cumberland Mountain, 12,388'
Deadwood Mountain, 12,285'
Diorite Peak, 12,761'
East Babcock Peak, 13,149'
Gibbs Peak, 12,286'
Helmet Peak, 11,969'
Hesperus Mountain, 13,232', Northern Approaches
Hesperus Mountain, 13,232', Southern Approach
Indian Trail Ridge
Kennebec Pass Trailhead to Sharkstooth Pass
Knife: West Babcock, 13,160', to Spiller Peak, 13,132'
Lavender Peak, 13,200'
Lewis Mountain, 12,681'
Madden Peak, 11,972'
Madden Peak, 11,972', and Parrott Peak, 11,857', Western Approach
Middle Babcock Peak, 13,180'
Mount Moss, 13,192'
Olga Little Mountain, 11,426'
Parrott Peak, 11,857'
Point 12,101' (Kennebec Peak)
Sharkstooth Peak, 12,462'
Silver Mountain, 12,496'
Snowstorm Peak, 12,511'
Spiller Peak, 13,123', via Burwell
Star Peak, 11,761'
West Babcock Peak, 13,160': Couloir Route
San Juan Mountains, Rocky Mountains, ColoradoAmerican Peak, 13,806', from Burns Gulch
Animas Forks Mountain, 13,722'
Bear Mountain, 12,987'
Beattie Peak, 13,342', from Bandora Mine
Catwalk: Above Animas Forks
Aztec Mountain, 13,310'
C.T. Peak, 13,312'
Canby Mountain, 13,478'
Columbine Lake, 12,685', Via Slidepath Route
Columbine Lake, 12,685', Via Standard Trail
Cooper Creek Peak, 13,688'
Crown Mountain, 13,569', and North Crown, 13,699'
Dolores Peak, 13,290', San Miguel Mountains
Dragon's Back, 12,968'
Dunn Peak, 12,595', San Miguel Mountains
Engineer Mountain, 12,968'
Engineer Mountain Circumnavigation
Every Mountain, 13,691'
Galena Mountain, 13,278'
Golden Horn, 13,780'
Grand Turk, 13,180'
Grayrock Peak, 12,504', and Graysill Mountain's Southern Points
Grizzly Peak, 13,738'
Gudy Peak, 13,566'
Half Peak, 13,841'
Handies Peak, 14,048', Via Grouse Gulch
Handies Peak, 14,048', Via Whitecross Mountain
Hayden Mountain South, 13,206', Via Richmond Pass
Hazelton Mountain, 12,527'
Houghton Mountain, 13,052'
Ice Lake Basin, 12,257', Island Lake, 12,400'
Jones Mountain, 13,860', from Burns Gulch
Jura Knob, 12,614'
Kendall Peak, 13,451'
King Solomon Mountain, 13,220'
Little Cone, 11,981'
Little Giant Peak, 13,416'
Lone Cone, 12,613'
Macomber Peak, 13,222'
Matterhorn Peak, 13,590'
Middle Peak, 13,280', San Miguel Mountains
Mount Kennedy, 13,125'
Mount Rhoda, 13,402'; Mountaineer Peak, 13,434'; Whitehead Peak, 13,259'; CDT Loop
Mount Massive, 14,421', Via Southeast Ridge
Mountain View Crest, Overlook Point, 12,998', West End
Niagara Peak, 13,807', from Burns Gulch
Niagara Peak, 13,807', from Minnie Gulch
North Twilight Peak, 13,075', West Needle Mountains
Peak 13,300', via Columbine Lake
Peak One, 13,589'
Point 13,795', Colorado's #109, Via Handies Peak
Redcloud Peak, 14,034'
Rolling Mountain, 13,693'
San Joaquin Ridge Summit, 13,460'
San Miguel Peak, 13,752'
Sheep Mountain, 13,188', East Ridge Gendarme (Lizard Head Pass)
Sheridan Mountain, 12,795'
Snowdon Peak, 13,077'
Spencer Basin to Blair Gulch Thru-Hike
Spencer Peak, 13,087' (Grand Turk Neighbor)
Storm Peak, 13,487', Silverton
Sultan Mountain, 13,368'
Sunshine Mountain, 12,930' (Ophir, CO)
Sunshine Peak, 14,001'
Telluride Peak, 13,509', Black Bear Pass to Imogene Pass
Tower Mountain, 13,552'
Trico Peak, 13,321', Black Bear Pass to Imogene Pass
Tuttle Mountain, 13,203'
Twin Sisters: East, 13,432', and West, 13,374'
V8 (Point 13,300'), from Bandora Mine
Vermilion Peak, 13,894'
Wetterhorn Peak, 14,015'
Wildhorse Peak, 13,266'
White Dome, 13,627'
Whitecross Mountain, 13,542', Via Grizzly Gulch
Wood Mountain, 13,650'
Yellow Mountain South, 13,177'
Durango, Colorado and Locations NearbyAnimas City Mountain, 8,161'
Bisti Badlands, Northern New Mexico
Carbon Mountain, 7,844', Bodo State Wildlife Area
Cascade Creek Waterfalls, San Juan National Forest
Castle Rock, 10,441', Via Elbert Creek Trail, Hermosa Cliffs
Missionary Ridge Trail System
Pautsky Point and Crader Ridge to Point 8,175' Via Horse Gulch
Perins Peak, 8,346': Durango's Natural Landmark
Arches: Delicate Arch
Arches: Landscape Arch and Double O Arch
Big Bend: Emory Peak
Canyonlands, Island In The Sky District: Murphy Hogback Trail
Canyonlands, Needles District: Big Spring Canyon, Lost Canyon Loop
Canyonlands, Needles District: Druid Arch
Capitol Reef: Dome 6,630' via Hickman Natural Bridge and Rim Overlook
Capitol Reef: Golden Throne, Cassidy Arch, Upper Muley Twist
Capitol Reef: Lower Muley Twist Canyon via Cutoff Trail
Death Valley: Corridor Canyon
Death Valley: Hidden Dunes and Eureka Dunes
Death Valley: Surprise Canyon to Panamint City
Death Valley: Telescope Peak, 11,048'; Bennett Peak, 9,980'; Rogers Peak, 9,994'
Death Valley: Thimble Peak, 6,381' and Titus Canyon 4WD Road
Death Valley in Spring: Wildrose Peak, Fall Canyon, Racetrack, Ubehebe Peak, Road Biking
Death Valley in Winter: Corkscrew Peak
Grand Canyon: Escalante Route, Tanner to Grandview
Grand Canyon: Kanab Creek Side Tripping
Grand Canyon: Marion/Seiber Route, Kolb Arch
Grand Canyon: South Rim Corridor Trails and Clear Creek Spur
Grand Teton: Static Peak
Joshua Tree: Pinto Mountain
Rocky Mountain: Trail Ridge Road Bike Ride, Mount Ida
Southern Utah, Northern ArizonaAbajo Peak, 11,360', High Point of the Blues
Arizona Strip: Coyote Buttes, North and South
Big Horn Canyon, Harris Wash, Zebra Canyon
Boulder Mail Trail to Death Hollow
Bull Valley Gorge: Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
Cedar Mesa, Utah
Cobra Arch, Buckskin Gulch Rim, and Middle Route
Hole In The Rock Road: Peek-A-Boo & Spooky, Fortymile & Willow, Fiftymile, Stevens Arch
Inselberg Pit Via Old Sheffield Road
Jacob Hamblin Arch from Red Well Trailhead
La Sal Mountains: North Block
Lick Wash to No Mans Mesa: Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
Moab Rim: Hidden Valley and Behind The Rocks Wilderness Study Area
Natural Bridges National Monument: Three Bridge Loop, Deer Canyon
Paria River via Buckskin Gulch
Phipps Arch and Wash from Old Sheffield Road
Southeast Utah: Whirlwind Draw, Moqui Canyon
Upper Calf Creek Falls to McGath Point, 6,759'
White Pocket: Vermilion Cliffs National Monument
Willis Creek Narrows: Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
Wire Pass to Buckskin Gulch Trailhead
Yellow Rock, 5,524', and Lower Hackberry Canyon
Southern ArizonaAgua Caliente Hill, 5,369', Coronado National Forest
Bassett Peak, 7,663': Galiuro Mountains
Bighorn Mountain, 5,660', Pusch Ridge Wilderness
Cathedral Rock, 7,957', Pusch Ridge Wilderness
Dos Cabezas Peaks, 8,354' and 8,357', Via Cooper Peak, 7,950'
Finger Rock Guard, 6,475', Pusch Ridge Wilderness
Gibbon Mountain, 5,801', From Bear Canyon Trailhead, Pusch Ridge Wilderness
La Milagrosa and Agua Caliente Canyon: The Narrows Loop
Linda Vista Ridge to Point 5,730', Pusch Ridge Wilderness
McFall Crags, 5,840', Pusch Ridge Wilderness
Mount Ajo, 4,808', Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
Mount Kimball, 7,258': Pima Canyon to Finger Rock Canyon, Pusch Ridge Wilderness
Oracle Ridge Trail: Catalina Mountains
Pontatoc Loop Route: Canyon and Ridge Trail Connector, Pusch Ridge Wilderness
Pontatoc Ridge to Point 7,123', Mt. Kimball Loop
Prominent Point West, 6,628', Pusch Ridge Wilderness
Pusch Peak, 5,361', Pusch Ridge Wilderness
Ragged Top, 3,907', Silver Bell Mountains
Rattlesnake Peak, 6,653', Pusch Ridge Wilderness
Rincon Peak, 8,482', Saguaro National Park
Saddleback Ridge to Point 5,001' Via Phoneline Trail; Blackett's Ridge to Point 4,409'
Sabino Canyon Recreation Area, Tucson
Sutherland Trail: Catalina State Park to Mt. Lemmon, 9,157'
Table Mountain, 6,265', Pusch Ridge Wilderness
Window Peak, 7468', Pusch Ridge Wilderness
Sierra Nevada MountainsLamarck Col to Bishop Pass
Mount Gabb, 13,741', Via Lake Italy and Granite Park
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Henry David Thoreau