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Mt. Oxford

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

1.5 mile 2.4 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 600' 183 m
Descent: -629' -192 m
High: 14,149' 4,313 m
Low: 13,521' 4,121 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 16% (9°)
Max Grade: 45% (24°)

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Trail shared by Tyler Prince

A steep connecting trail between 14ers.

Tyler Prince

Features Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

The Missouri Gulch Trail trailhead is often closed several miles down the road during winter.

The land manager requests dogs be leashed. Few owners follow this rule.

Description

From Mt. Belford, Mt. Oxford's summit is 1.5 miles away. From the summit, hike south to about 14,000 ft before angling left toward a clear saddle. It gets steep here and is killer on the way back up. Hike down some clear trail and then talus to reach the 13,500 saddle. Enjoy the brief flat terrain before starting up toward Mt. Oxford. Follow the trail and reach some rocks at 14,000, following the rocky path up to the summit.

Flora & Fauna

Up this high you won't see too much. Wildflowers, marmots, pika...and mountain goats if you're lucky.

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Sep 27, 2018
Jordan Frdnmkr
Slog between two 14ers. Returning up Belford sucks. 1.5mi

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View of the Sawatch Range from Mt. Belford's summit.
Apr 3, 2015 near Buena V…, CO

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