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Rank
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27 of 53
Elevation ...................................................14,150'
Range ...................................................San Juan
County ...................................................Ouray
Lat/Long ...................................................38º 00' 12" N, 107º 47' 30" W
38.003605, 107.792229

Variant Names ...................................................Sneffels Peak, Mt. Blaine
Location ...................................................In the Uncompahgre National Forest - 7 miles west of the town of Ouray, 4.5 miles north of Telluride and 14 miles northeast of Wilson Peak (14,017').
Nearby Towns ...................................................Ridgway, Ouray, Telluride
Nearby 14ers ...................................................-
History ...................................................Named for Snaefell, a summit in Iceland, which was referenced in Jules Verne's "Journey to the Center of the Earth" as the entrance to the earth's core.
Maps ...................................................USGS Quads: Mt. Sneffels, Telluride
Trails Illustrated: #141
Road Access ...................................................Rough 2WD access to 11,300' from the southeast (Yankee Boy Basin from Ouray).
Rough 4WD access to approx. 12,300' by driving to the Blue Lakes / Sneffels trailhead at the end of the road in Y.B. Basin.
2WD access to 9,300' from the north via East Dallas Creek Road (CR 7). This road leads to the Blue Lakes Trail (NW of Sneffels) and Blaine Basin (NE of Sneffels).
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Standard Route ...................................................
From Yankee Boy Basin
Difficulty:   Difficult Class 2 
Trailhead: Yankee Boy Basin
Trailhead Elev.: 11,350 feet
Elevation Gain: 2,900 feet
Trip Length: 6 miles
Exposure: Moderate exposure along the immediate route. It should be avoidable with some slow hiking or scrambling. 3


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