This 13er is in James Peak Wilderness area off of the Fall River Road exit! This is a class 2 hike in summer but probably a class 3 with snow. It is approximately 8 miles round trip and ~3000 feet in elevation gain.
Start Elevation: 10400’
End Elevation: 13294’
Skill Level: Strenuous
Carpool location: Skier’s lot (1682 S Foothills Hwy, Boulder, CO), Coordinates: 39°57'14.2"N 105°13'52.8"W
Trailhead location: St Mary's Glacier Trailhead, Coordinates: 39°49'38.4"N 105°38'34.7"W
This hike is for the fit and acclimated.
Meet at 7:00am at Skier’s lot to organize carpool.
If you are driving to trailhead by yourself, meet us at 8:10am at St Mary's Glacier Trailhead. We will start hiking promptly at 8:20am so don't be late.
If you have a reliable car, please be prepared to drive. Please remember to give your driver $6 for gas, car wash and parking fee. It is always appreciated.
Make sure to bring water, snacks, warm layers and micro-spikes (maybe snowshoes).
Bad weather postpones/cancels.
By attending this hike, you assume all responsibility for your own safety. Mountaineering in Colorado can be very dangerous. Altitude sickness, dehydration, and fast-building storms are the most common problems. Please be in shape and self-sufficient.