Peak(s):  Copeland Mtn  -  13,176 feet
Date Posted:  11/06/2014
Modified:  05/20/2015
Date Climbed:   11/01/2014
Author:  dillonsarnelli
Additional Members:   Claybird
 Keeping Copeland Interesting  

Keeping Copeland Interesting

Peak: Copeland Mountain (13,176')
Date: November 1, 2014
Trailhead: Allenspark
Approach: Pear Lake
Distance: 16 miles
Elevation Gain: 5,100 ft.
Participants: Clay Wyatt, Dillon Sarnelli

If you've ever driven down the Wild Basin Road in Rocky Mountain National Park and wondered what that huge bulky 13,000 foot mound in front of you was, you were probably gazing at Copeland. The USGS lists this peak as "Mount Copeland", but all other sources seem to call it "Copeland Mountain". Whatever you want to call it, you'd have to agree it's massive for Wild Basin standards and the summit views, should you choose to slog up this behemoth, give you a front row seat into everything the southern end of the Park has to offer. Keep Reading...

Keeping Copeland Interesting

Keeping Copeland Interesting

 Comments or Questions
Dave B

11/06/2014 14:46
Nice hike! I still haven't been on the Allenspark trail, I've apparently been missing out. BTW your constant TRs from the park make me feel neglectful of that area.

Og-Elk Tooth looks pretty awesome as well


Nice job, guys!
11/06/2014 17:25
I hiked that trail a long time ago when I did Bluebird and Thunder Lakes, so might have to return again sometime and think about Copeland. Yeah, the wind this year has been fierce! Thanks for sharing your trip!

Brian Thomas

Where is the snow?
11/06/2014 20:53
Another quality TR, sir. Let's chat about getting some backcountry reservations for 2015 and doing some longer loops.


11/07/2014 17:48
Dr. Dave! - thanks buddy. It really is a hidden gem in there. If you'd be down for ET-Ogi let me know. I know docs need to schedule things way in advance!

Doug - thanks. I responded over on the site! Enjoy the holidays!

BT - you betcha man. Longer loops sound perfect as long as the winter camping is left to a minimum!


Thanks for stopping short Dillon!
11/08/2014 19:45
Ogi-elk tooth is gonna happen dude.


you bet Ricardo
11/09/2014 01:03
the recon mission was a success!

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