Peak:  Maroon Peak (14er)
 Route:  South Ridge
 Range:  Elk
 Date of Info:  06/22/2020
 Date Posted:  06/23/2020

All dry conditions past crater lake. Once on the 2800 ft of suck about a 1/4 in to it you hit few snow fields. 1 is avoidable. I would definitely take spikes and ice axe maybe can just climbed up the snow field insted but if crossing them the trail is slant so cross and go up a non trail to get back to trail. We had stopped a few hundred feet from the ridge. But definitely bring spikes and axe. Maybe will save time

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 Comments or Questions

Maroon Lake
06/23/2020 14:09
Is there anyway to hike w/o reservations prior to June 28th, or am I better off waiting for my July reservations? Wouldn't mind hitting Pyramid later in the week if able.


06/23/2020 20:54
I was looking at options to do this too, and doesn€„¢t seem easy... no shuttle till 6/28 so I guess you could look for a ride with someone that€„¢s booked in the next week or bike from the lot up?

06/24/2020 10:49
The two ways around the reservations are to hitch hike (met slawrence2011 that did that over the weekend with skis super early morning) or what I did was park before the entry station and pedal a bike up the ~5mi to the TH.


06/24/2020 20:30
Why is it so complicated to get to the top of Colorado€„¢s most fantastic Peak this year...

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