Ptarmigan Peak  
Condition Updates  
 
Route: Ptarmigan and Weston from Weston Pass
Posted On: 2020-06-28, By: CaptainSuburbia
Info: All clear. Weston Peak too! My dog found snow though. 
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Route: Ptarmigan and Weston from Weston Pass
Posted On: 2019-07-08, By: Tony1
Info: Summer conditions; no snow gear needed whatsoever. 
 
Route: Ptarmigan and Weston from Weston Pass
Posted On: 2018-03-14, By: kingshimmers
Info: Coming from the west (Leadville side), winter road plowing stops ~6.5 miles below Weston Pass. There is a pullout for parking at this point; see the Weston Pass TH condition report for more details. The road starts off patchy and icy and becomes gradually deeper and still mostly icy. The pass itself is windblown with patchy snow coverage. The west side of Weston/Ptarmigan is extremely windblown with almost no snow all the way up to the ridge, and little beyond that. No traction or flotation are needed from the pass up. 
 
Route: Ptarmigan and Weston from Weston Pass
Posted On: 2016-10-23, By: mikemalick
Info: No snow at all heading up to Weston Peak. Just a couple small patches on the way up to Ptarmigan Peak which could have been avoided, but there was no reason to avoid them considering how short they were. All-in-all pretty dry up there considering the time of year. 
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Route: Ptarmigan and Weston from Weston Pass
Posted On: 2016-03-07, By: kingshimmers
Info: The Weston Pass road is snowy coming from Leadville. Small cars will need to park at the winter closure. Larger vehicles can make it further, but watch out as there were many places where it looked like vehicles had to be dug out when they slid slightly off the road. No vehicles got past the point where the road turns from east to south (heading toward the pass). Past this point, either skis or snowshoes are useful (the snow if pretty hard, but postholing still happened in just boots). The snow is sparse to nonexistent on the peaks up there right now, and the hike to Ptarmigan Peak can be done in just boots from Weston Pass. There is some snow so make sure you're wearing something waterproof, but most of it is hard and crusty. 
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Route: Ptarmigan and Weston from Weston Pass
Posted On: 2015-10-14, By: JasonKline
Info: Still clear of snow. My Elantra had no problem reaching Weston Pass from the east (285). 
 
Route: Weston Pass
Posted On: 2011-07-04, By: IHikeLikeAGirl
Info: Dry to the summit. Beautiful wildflowers. 

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