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San Luis Peak Trail

Easy/Intermediate

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1.0 mile 1.5 kilometer point to point
55% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 925' 282 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 14,000' 4,267 m
Low: 13,075' 3,985 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 18% (10°)
Max Grade: 51% (27°)

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Trail shared by Tyler Prince

A medium-grade, rocky trail to the summit of 14er San Luis Peak.

Tyler Prince

Features River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Runner Notes

While the Stewart Creek Trail provides excellent running, this bit of San Luis Peak is rockier. The sure-footed will likely do fine, but should be prepared for a brief ankle-buster.

Description

From the Stewart Creek Trail, head up the San Luis Peak Trail at around 12,800 ft. At 13,000 ft, the trail becomes a talus field, still wide and with consistent fist-sized rocks. Continue on the left side of a rocky ridge, cresting around 13,700 ft. From here, follow a clear trail up some switchbacks to an obvious summit with a USGS marker. Depending on the time of year, you may be the only person within a 30 mile radius.

Flora & Fauna

Shortly after the start of this trail you will leave all flora behind. It might feel a little like you're on Mars. Other than the odd pika and marmot here and there, you won't see too much this high up.

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San Luis summit.
Jul 14, 2016 near Creede, CO
Though there's not much of it, this is indeed a Colorado 14er...expect some scree!
Mar 5, 2015 near Creede, CO
San Luis Peak basks in the glory of one of the five people to summit all points above 14,000 ft in Colorado.
Mar 5, 2015 near Creede, CO

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