Huron Peak - Alt. 14,003 Feet
My Hike Of Huron Peak ("Mt. Huron"), a Sawatch Mountain 14er Near Winfield, CO - July 27, 2008
Huron Peak is a very enjoyable 14er hike in the Sawatch Mountains. In my experience
climbing 14ers (I've done 15 so far), Huron Peak is near the top compared to neighboring mountains.
The trail is well-maintained, has interesting scenery and variety
and is not unbearably long. The views on all 14ers are picturesque,
but some are definitely better than others ... Huron Peak ranks high!
Visit 14ers.com for quality route information. (We hiked the standard route.) Because
we did not have a 4-wheel drive high clearance vehicle, we parked 0.4 miles past
the Winfield Ghost
Town and walked another 1.7 miles on the road leading to the trailhead.
One pet peeve: The mountain is called Huron Peak. I checked all of my topographical
maps and researched on authoritative mountaineering web sites. "Mt. Huron" is not necessarily a bad name,
but surely you don't term those other 14ers as Mt. Quandary,
Mt. Pikes or Mt. Snowmass!
Special thanks to Megan and her dog Rider for coming along with me. I think we all had a good time. :)
Right Photo: Standing on the Huron Peak summit and facing north as a hiker walks down the trail.