|Peak:||Conejos Peak (13er)|
|Date of Info:||07/31/2020|
I didn't summit but there's not a lot of info about this mountain so I thought I'd do a report. Also tobacco lakes TH doesn't seem to have a listing on here, so that type of info in this report as well. Still some snow up there but I doubt you'd run into it getting to the summit. Looked fairly easy but clouds, rain , and lighting came up about the time we got to the lake, unfortunately. Trail seemed fine for the most part. Like summitpost says, be sure to go right on the less-traveled trail that turns to go up to Tobacco Lake at about 1+ miles. But I didn't for a bit until I realized my mistake and enjoyed the meadows a bit longer it's mostly pretty open there though.
We went up from Antonito, via 17 and FS 250 to FS 105. FS 250 is a good gravel road, 20-30+ mph but FS 105 gets worse and the last 2-3 miles are difficult in a 2wd car, took about half an hour on the way down. Clearance would be a big plus and make things easier.
We reset the odometer after turning onto 105 per the excellent summitpost page on this peak. Also got a lot of info off the TR here. I'd really recommend looking at both pages. At 4.2 miles go left, 7 miles 2wd parking (sort of, not a real lot) then go about half a mile, past the first parking (?) area + road to left to the one with a sign that has the regular trail more or less from the parking lot. Gorgeous area!!! Hard to get too upset about not summiting after hiking here. Might be a great place to take friends & family who don't want to hike to the summit, not too hard to get to Tobacco Lake, might be able to hang out there.. Also looking at a map you might be able to summit from Twin Peaks TH on the switchback at mile 6 instead of going to Tobacco Lake TH.