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Huron Peak
Chaffee County, CO

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The sunrise
The sunrise

Route: Mt. Huron Trail

Perhaps the most technical part of the day was getting up the access road to the 4WD trailhead, as there were rocks sticking up, a stream crossing, and a mud pit to contend with. Thank gosh for rental trucks.

The initial part of the ascent was in the woods, where I noted some recently installed steps.

Climbing above treeline, the terrain coated with plenty of wildflowers. As the ascent continued up switchbacks and generally decent footing, snow was visible (though none was encountered on the trail).

The last stretch of trail was the only portion with any sort of exposure, but nothing too bad. Excellent views from the summit prior to the masses arriving.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Difficult
Destination: Huron Peak
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Heavy

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, August 3, 2019
Parking Elevation: 10,550'
Destination: Huron Peak
Time Elapsed: 01:58
Trailhead Elevation: 10,560'
Summit Elevation: 14,003'
Vertical Gain: 3,473'
Hike Time Elapsed: 04:06
Hike Vertical Gain: 3,513'

The Mt. Huron Trail trailhead
The Mt. Huron Trail trailhead

The Mt. Huron Trail
The Mt. Huron Trail

Nearing the summit cone
Nearing the summit cone

Looking north from Huron Peak - Click to enlarge
Looking north from Huron Peak

Topographic map of Huron Peak

Directions to trailhead: From the sharp turn on US 24 south of Leadville, take 5A West, staying straight onto 300, then take a left onto 11/Halfmoon Road, then take a right to stay on 11, all in short order. The Mt. Elbert Trailhead parking area will eventually be on the left.

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