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black Hallett Peak Approach

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0.6 mile 1.0 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 353' 108 m
Descent: -10' -3 m
High: 12,642' 3,853 m
Low: 12,294' 3,747 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 92% (43°)

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Take this unmaintained route and scramble to Hallett Peak's summit for amazing 360-degree views.

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The climb from Flattop to Hallett Peak offers spectacular views and a rare chance to explore the open tundra with "relative" ease. From the summit area of Flattop, head south skirting above the huge cirque that holds Tyndall Glacier. Give this formation room and the respect it deserves. Look for a faint trail marked by cairns, although it is often hard to pick out the cairns from the steep talus landscape. If you've lost the trail, just continue south, eventually bending southeast towards the summit. Take heart, it is easier to find the established path when looking down on it from the summit.

At the summit, you'll be greeted by several wind shelters. A topo map will help identify neighboring Otis Peak (12,486'), Taylor Peak (13,153'), Longs Peak (14,259'), Notchtop Mountain (12,129'), Ptarmigan Point (12,363'), and portions of the Mummy Range, Never Summer Range and Grand Lake area. Turn northeast for good views of Tyndall Glacier and gorge, and southeast for Chaos Canyon and Lake Haiyaha.

Flora & Fauna

Marmots, rock ptarmigan, pika.

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Jun 2, 2019
Thomas Rose-Gray
did a while ago great trail, challenging and fun
Sep 21, 2018
Andrea Gaspar
Sep 17, 2018
Kyle Thiem
Jul 18, 2018
Hannah Sellnow
Did flattop to hallett. Lovely stroll through alpine tundra. Enjoyed the marmots.
Jun 2, 2018
Kevin McCall
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May 28, 2018
Isaac Bowser
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Aug 18, 2017
Justin Nevins
Aug 13, 2017
Melissa Blackmer

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