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Quandary Peak, Breckenridge

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Quandary Peak is the highest summit of the Tenmile Range in the Rocky Mountains of North America. It has nearly the same elevation as Castle Peak and Mount Evans. It lies in Summit County and within the White River National Forest about 6mi south-southwest of the town of Breckenridge.The standard route up Quandary Peak is a trail hike (class 1), starting from a trailhead about 1mi north of Hoosier Pass on the east side of the peak. Hence it is a popular fourteener to climb because of the relatively easy ascent and its proximity to Denver and Breckenridge. Quandary Peak is also popular with backcountry skiers and snowboarders. The gentle ascent makes for an easy climb from the east with less danger from avalanche than on many other fourteeners. The other slopes of the peak are steep and appeal to expert backcountry skiers. One such steep ski mountaineering route is the Cristo Couloir.
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  • Excellent review by StefBevie - nice one! - so just a few things to say. Husband and I hadn't planned to do the hike so we layered most of the clothes we had with us. Glad we did as the weather was ch...  more »
  • We hit Quandary on a great day. Clear and not too cold. There was some wind but at the top there is shelter. The trail is well marked and in good shape. Quandary is close to Breckenridge and there is ...  more »
  • We got a tip from a local that this was the best place she would take visitors. Drive past the trail head or parking area along dirt road to the dam. This is quite easy to drive. Once at the dam there...  more »