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One Scary; One Tame

My family just hiked both these peaks last week (youngest: 19, oldest: 53). Some of us are okay... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
Canon City, CO
Beyond Beautiful

This is a must see if you are the area. It is one of the most beautiful places on earth. The... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
Roanoke, Texas
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12 miles west of Lake City on Henson Creek Road and West Henson Creek Road, Lake City, CO
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Reviewed 10 August 2018

My family just hiked both these peaks last week (youngest: 19, oldest: 53). Some of us are okay with exposure; others not so much. But in spite of the fact that it's been a very dry summer in Colorado, both hikes were beautiful and still...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2018

This is a must see if you are the area. It is one of the most beautiful places on earth. The majesty of the mountains is awe inspiring!

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Wetterhorn and Uncompahgre are two great 14ers in the San Juan Mountains. They are not too easy, also not too difficult (class 3 and 2). There is some exposure on Wetterhorn's summit block but not too bad. Pay attention if you have never done any...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2017

Drive west along 20 from Lake City until you see signs for the Matterhorn Creek trailhead. I had a 4WD low clearance vehicle and had to park at lower section about a half mile before the trailhead. Only high clearance 4WD vehicles were able to...More

Thank bradyd2013
Reviewed 29 July 2017

My wife and I climbed Uncompahgre. All the other reviews below are true! My added suggestions -- try and get a 4-wheel drive vehicle to get to the trailhead. From there, it's a 3.5 mile to the summit. And start early. We left Lake city...More

1  Thank TamiTam
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We saw these peaks while traveling the Alpine Loop in a Jeep. Since I am unable to hike now due to health conditions, we were only able to see them from a distance. But the view was still beautiful from the road.

Thank Debbie H
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a GREAT climb and almost anyone can it. It's not easy, but it's not technical, and it's just simply amazing. One of the best times of my life. Take a group and then eat at one of the outstanding places in Lake City...More

1  Thank lminshew62
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

It's hard to lump these peaks as one is an easy hike and the other (Wetterhorn) is a climb. If you are in Lake City and seeking some adventure, look into these peaks. The Sportsman in Lake City can get you to the trail heads...More

1  Thank Doug L
Reviewed 6 September 2015

My husband and I summited Uncompahgre during our visit to Lake City in August. Being flat-landers, we allowed several days to acclimate beforehand. This was also our first 14er! The trail is very easy to follow until you reach an area near the summit which...More

Thank SandyNebraska_USA
Reviewed 17 August 2013

Wetterhorn Peak (14,015 ft.) and Uncompahgre Peak (14,309 ft.) offer dramatic contrasts and great natural beauty. From Lake City, passenger cars can follow Henson Creek Road and North Henson Creek Road to the jeep road up to the Matterhorn Creek trailhead. Lovely primitive National forest...More

4  Thank BobMilliken
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