Uncompahgre Peak: A Journey In Photos

Here’s a little fact about me: I love climbing mountains, especially Colorado’s fourteen-thousand-foot peaks. There’s just something so beautiful about putting one foot in front of the other until you are on top of a high mountain, where you can be one with the clouds and look down at every surrounding peak, lake, town, river, and stream.

Last weekend, my husband and I climbed our fifth Colorado fourteener of the summer, with the help of Gerry Roach’s Colorado’s Fourteeners, Third Edition: From Hikes to Climbs. Fulcrum’s guidebooks are part of what brought me to work for this company, and this guidebook is a great one. We found ourselves in awe at the top of Uncompahgre Peak, at 14, 309 feet. The volcanic rock, interesting geologic features, and sheer cliffs at the top made it one of the most interesting climbs I’ve ever done. I thought I’d share a few photos of our journey.

If you’re interested in tackling a Colorado fourteener or two, I highly recommend picking up a copy of this useful guide.

Colorado fourteener Uncompahgre Peak

Sunrise on Uncompahgre

Wildflowers, stream, and Uncompahgre Peak

Uncompahgre Wilderness

Meandering streams, Uncompahgre Wilderness

Happy pup

Uncompahgre Peak hiking

Awesome rock formations. Wetterhorn Peak in the distance.

Cautiously climbing up the loose rock at the top.

Top of Uncompahgre Peak, Colorado


Taking it all in from the peak of Uncompahgre.

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One Response to Uncompahgre Peak: A Journey In Photos

  1. wow wow wow. your photos are stunning. i am planning a trip up Longs this summer. super excited. thanks for the pics. peace… brandon

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