Dyer Mountain
Southeast Slopes
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Difficulty:
 Class 2 
Trailhead:Iowa Gulch
Start:12,100 feet
Summit:13,855 feet
Total Gain:1,775 feet
RT Length:3.0 miles
Author:BillMiddlebrook
Updated:8/2012
Weather:NOAA Forecast
Conditions:52 reports
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? (WINTER) HOLD ON! If you don't have much high-elevation, winter climbing experience, be careful in your planning and take a partner. All 14er routes are more difficult and more dangerous in winter.

Trailhead

Take US 24 through downtown Leadville to the southern end of town. Turn east onto Monroe Street and drive 0.2 miles. Turn right (south) on Lake County 2 (Toledo St). Follow CR 2 (paved) for approximately 3.8 miles to a fork in the road. Turn left on a 2WD dirt road and continue 3.0 miles up into Iowa Gulch to the trailhead. A total of 7 miles from US 24 in Leadville. The trailhead is unmarked - park along the road. If you're hiking Mts Sherman or Sheridan, locate the trail (below the edge of the road) as it heads toward the creek under the power lines.

Route

Drive up the Iowa Creek 2wd road all the way to a small parking area (12,100') where you should find the remainder of the road blocked. Taken from 13er Mt. Sheridan, 1 is an overview of the entire route. Leave the parking area and walk east up the road ( 2) leading to the mines in the upper Iowa Amphitheater. Continue ( 3 and 4) up to 12,600' and look for an easy spot to leave the road, before reaching the first mine building - 5.

Leave the road and begin hiking west up Dyer's southeast slopes - 6 and 7. Reach easier terrain near 13,200' ( 8) and continue up to the crest of the south ridge - 9 and 10. Turn right (north) and follow the rough ridge ( 11 and 12) to the summit - 13, 14 and 15.

Notes

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