Mt. Sneffels Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,387' 423 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 14,053' 4,283 m
Low: 12,666' 3,861 m
GradeAvg Grade: 40% (22°)
Max Grade: 96% (44°)
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“A steep and rocky trail up 14er Mt. Sneffels for those who wish to avoid scrambling.”— Tyler Prince
Reach a saddle at 13,500 ft, and turn left up another gully. This gully is a similar grade but is composed primarily if larger talus blocks. It funnels hikers up to just below 14,000 ft. This part of the mountain is fairly shaded, so the top if often full of snow into July. As the gully narrows and becomes cliffed out near the top, angle to the left. Pass through a V-notch (class 3 move at most). Continue along a vague trail, angling up and to the right. The summit is only about 100 ft up and is clear from this point. Hike up along some grippy rocks and reach the summit.
From here you may return from whence you came, or downclimb the southwest ridge and link up with the Blue Lakes Trail to do the Mt. Sneffels featured hike in reverse.
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