San Luis Peak

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San Luis Peak
San Luis Peak, San Juan Mountains, Saguache County, Colorado, USA 01.jpg
San Luis Peak viewed from the northeast
Highest point
Elevation 14,014 ft (4273.8 m) [1]
NAVD88
Prominence 3113 ft (949 m) [2]
Isolation 26.9 mi (43.4 km) [2]
Listing
Coordinates 37°59′12″N106°55′53″W / 37.9867757°N 106.9312578°W / 37.9867757; -106.9312578 Coordinates: 37°59′12″N106°55′53″W / 37.9867757°N 106.9312578°W / 37.9867757; -106.9312578 [1]
Geography
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San Luis Peak
Location Saguache County, Colorado,
United States [3]
Parent range San Juan Mountains,
Highest summit of the
La Garita Mountains [2]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
San Luis Peak, Colorado [1]
Climbing
First ascent 1874 by Franklin Rhoda and A. D. Wilson [2]
Easiest route South Ridge or East Flank: Hike

San Luis Peak is the highest summit of the La Garita Mountains range in the Rocky Mountains of North America. The prominent 14,022-foot (4273.8 m) fourteener is located in the Gunnison National Forest portion of the La Garita Wilderness in Saguache County approximately 10 miles (16 km) north of Creede. It is situated rather far to the east of the other fourteeners in the San Juans, and has more of a wilderness setting than many of the others.

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San Luis Peak viewed from the Northeast Ridge route San Luis Peak, San Juan Mountains, Saguache County, Colorado, USA 02.jpg
San Luis Peak viewed from the Northeast Ridge route

San Luis Peak is a relatively straightforward climb, with two hiking routes to the summit. The Northeast Ridge route begins at the Stewart Creek Trailhead and is 13.5 mi (21.7 km) round trip. The South Ridge route begins at the West Willow Creek Trailhead north of Creede. This route is almost entirely above treeline and is 12.3 mi (19.8 km) round trip. [4] [5] [6]

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References

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