Sugarloaf Mountain - Nathrop, Colorado
(An Adventure Up a Chaffee County Mountain: Sugarloaf Mountain (alt. 8,406 feet) - June 10, 2008)
Sugarloaf Mountain in Nathrop, Colorado ...
Now THIS is a mountain that does not get much respect!
Sitting at 8,406 feet at the summit, Sugarloaf Mountain does have some prominence
in the mountain range to the east of Buena Vista and
As seen in the adjacent photo, Sugarloaf Mountain is the
imposing mountain with pinions northeast of Nathrop.
You absolutely can not miss it if you are driving on Highway 285 in or near Nathrop!
Now there are many mountains in the world that are named "Sugarloaf Mountain."
Do a web search for Sugarloaf Mountain and you will learn there is a very well-known mountain in Brazil,
another peak in Maryland and a residential community in
Florida with this name. In Colorado alone, there
are two semi-prominent Sugarloaf Mountains, one
near the Indian Peaks and the other in the
Colorado Springs area.
It is a shame that this mountain - and dare I say "Nathrop's mountain" - has such a boring and ordinary name.
Special thanks to Shannon Tucker for coming along with me and
"bushwacking" to the top. There is no trail to the summit of this mountain
and with the help of my topographical map, we hiked from Arnold Gulch up the NNE face of the mountain.