Square Top Mountain is the 111th highest peak in Colorado at an elevation of 13,794 feet. It is located in Colorado's Front Range, near Guanella Pass, Square Top is best characterized by its large summit area .
An easy ridge hike from Guanella Pass is the usual route for Square Top. Generally good access to the trailhead makes this a mountain that can be climbed year-round. Strong winds from the northwest sweep snow from a good portion of the route making it a safe outing for those with relatively little winter training.
Although this is an easy climb it still requires that you have all the appropriate winter gear including several layers, winter proof boots, mittens, etc. if you have any questions send me an email. Early weather reports call for some snow so that would make this even more fun :)
9.4 total miles
Elevation Gain: 2885 feet
Sill Level: Moderate
Duration: 2.5 hours up and 1.5 hours down
Starts at 11,669 feet and ends at 13,794 feet
Current Forecast is Mostly sunny, with a high near 36. Windy
I will be driving of course and can take 3-4 folks depending on how cozy you want to be. So, we will need at least one other person to drive.
Updated Forecast : Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 36. Very windy, with a west wind 38 to 43 mph decreasing to 24 to 29 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 75 mph.