Humboldt Peak Summit Trail
ElevationAscent: 2,386' 727 m
Descent: -5' -1 m
High: 14,045' 4,281 m
Low: 11,660' 3,554 m
GradeAvg Grade: 22% (12°)
Max Grade: 60% (31°)
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“An easier South Colony Lake 14er with stunning views of the Crestones.”— Tyler Prince
From here, turn right and continue on Humboldt's west ridge up a rocky and often vague trail. As long as you stay close to the ridge you can't get too far off. After about a mile of talus hopping, reach a false summit at 13,700. From here the trail all but vanishes. Angle around to the right along a rocky field, continuing up. Come to some rock bands (see photo) and either run around or climb straight up (some fun class 4) to attain the summit.
Humboldt Peak has a unique summit, with cliffs to the northeast and phenomenal views of Crestone Needle and Crestone Peak to the southwest.
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