Wetterhorn Peak and Uncompahgre Peaks, Lake City

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  • 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... 
    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...  more »
  • 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! 
    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!  more »
  • 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... 
    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...  more »
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  • Definitely need 4x4 to get up the Wetterhorn TH! Wildflowers abound above treeline in summertime! Fairly quick hike up to Class 3 area, which lasts for about 40 feet of vertical. Views from the top are phenomenal, as is the number of summit marmots - we counted at least 5!
  • A nice short but challenging 14er. The scramble at the end is small but exposed. All the photos make it look extreme and death defying but in fact it's pretty simple and the handholds are solid. Most people don't wear helmets but we figured, why not. There's always a chance of someone kicking down a rock.
  • Wonderful hike, but quite exposed so watch the weather. Not recommended if you are nervous around cliffs or heights. Gorgeous views all along the way, so don't feel bad if you're going to turn around.
  • Great 14er hike
  • I've been there and signed in. Went with the Ashcrofters Mountaineering School. Run by Dave Farney back in the mid-late 60's.

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