Uncompahgre Peak is a 14,309-foot mountain peak located in the San Juan Range of the Rockies in Colorado, USA. The Uncompahgre Peak Trail is a popular hiking trail that leads to the summit of Uncompahgre Peak. The trail is approximately 7.5 miles round-trip, with an elevation gain of over 2,900 feet.
The trail begins at the Nellie Creek Trailhead, and it takes you through beautiful forests and meadows, as well as along mountain streams. As you progress, the trail becomes steeper and rockier, and it eventually reaches the summit of Uncompahgre Peak.
It is important to be well-prepared for this hike, as it can be dangerous due to the high altitude, rocky terrain, and unpredictable weather. It is recommended to bring plenty of water, food, and appropriate gear, including sturdy hiking boots, a helmet, and proper clothing. Additionally, it is important to check current weather and trail conditions before starting the hike, and to be aware of your physical limitations.
The summit of Uncompahgre Peak offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys, and it is a popular destination for hikers and mountaineers. The hike is considered to be of moderate difficulty, but it still requires a strong sense of adventure and a good physical condition.
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This trail can be completed in approx. 1 day. Caution is advised on trail times as this depends on multiple variables. For more info, click here