Scenic Mountain Point Highway 24 - Chaffee County, CO
My Hike Of An Rocky Ridge With An Overlook; Colorado Scenery; Clear Creek Reservoir - May 3, 2010
Today I climbed a rocky point in north Chaffee County. Recently, I have become enamored
with climbing nameless peaks and overlooks along Highway 24. So many mountains don't gain respect because
either their altitude isn't over a magic number like
14,000 feet, or the peak doesn't have a name or trail.
As I think you'll see, this is a scenic mountain spot.
This small rocky ridge does not have a name, and I have loosely named it "Scenic Mountain Point" for now.
According to my topographical map, the altitude at the top ~9,200 feet.
For the record, I do not recommend hiking
to this rocky point. There were a few gnarly Class III spots as I ascended up the
south side near Tiger Lily Creek. I also walked on the railroad bridge to cross the
Arkansas River to begin my hike.
As a local resident, I am well acquainted with
these wilderness areas, but if you're a novice, stay away.
Consider this page for informational purposes - a simple report of what I did.
Enjoy the Colorado scenery photos below!
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|"Scenic Mountain Point" - Chaffee County, Colorado
The view of Scenic Mountain Point from Highway 24. This is a less
than one mile north of the Numbers River Access point on the Arkansas River.
Another beautiful view of the mountain a few tenths of a mile north on Highway 24.