Climb Mt Oxford & Mt Belford

Start at the Missouri Gulch TH and climb to 13,320ft Elkhead Pass, a gentler approach with great views of seldom seen Upper Missouri Gulch and with far less people than the switchbacks up Mt Belford. From Elkhead Pass it is 1.3 mi to Oxford's Summit via the saddle between Oxford & Belford. We then return back over Mt Belford so you get both peaks. This route is .8mi longer than the traditional route 90% of people use to climb Belford-Oxford. (This route is 10.6 mi RT per Gerry Roach.)

Leave Denver Friday June 14th at 5:30PM from the Wooley Mammoth lot, drive to the TH North of Buena Vista, camp and then and start the climb around 4AM on Saturday, June 15th.  Return to Denver on Saturday afternoon.

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  • roy

    Strenuous.

    June 17, 2013

  • Mark

    Sounds great. Btw, I'm also looking for a group to do Gray's and Torrey's the weekend of the 22nd.

    June 12, 2013

    • Michael K.

      They are very popular peaks because they are close to Denver so I would imagine you'll have no problem getting a group!

      1 · June 12, 2013

    • Mark

      Cher, sounds good, maybe we'll be able to put a group together - I will talk with some others as well.

      June 14, 2013

  • Mamta N.

    Sounds fun, I wish I could this weekend, but will have to pass! Let me know if you guys are planning something for the July 6-7...I would be interested especially if the hiking part is on Sunday! Have a great time!!

    June 14, 2013

    • Michael K.

      Mamta, At present I have nothing on the calendar for July 6th-7th but odds are high that I will schedule a trip. It might be a Fr-Sat-Sun trip however because none of the ones I have left to do are close to Denver.

      June 14, 2013

  • cher

    It looks like it won't work out for me this time. Have a blast!

    June 14, 2013

  • Michael K.

    BTW - I am bringing a large ice chest for perishables and / or that favorite beverage you may want to drink to celebrate summitting Oxford-Belford!

    June 14, 2013

  • cher

    Is anyone driving from Fort Collins area by any chance?

    June 12, 2013

    • Michael K.

      Cher - no one signed up (so far) is from the Ft Collins area but that could change.

      June 12, 2013

  • cher

    Do you know if there is still significant amounts of snow to trudge through on these mountains?

    June 12, 2013

    • Michael K.

      Cher - I know people that climbed Oxford & Belford 10 days ago and there was very little snow left at that time and they had no problem getting to the top of both peaks!

      June 12, 2013

    • cher

      Thank, Michael!

      June 12, 2013

  • roy

    Ill drive

    June 10, 2013

    • Nicole L.

      Does that mean you'll bring your pup?? :)

      June 10, 2013

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