– Lat/Long: 39.85° N 105.69° W

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James Peak mountain guide

James Peak November photo

James Peak

Photo credit: Eli Boardman

James Peak photo

James Peak

Photo credit: Ted Logan (

  • Elevation: 4052 m
  • Difficulty: Walk up
  • Best months to climb: June, July, August
  • Convenient center: Winter Park

James Peak Climbing Notes

chirp from UNITED STATES writes:

Climbed March 20. (Goal is to climb every month, 7 to go.)
Snow pack comparable to usual late June, maybe less. Scary for H2O situation.
Went up in 3:30 hours from St Mary's/Fall River Rd trailhead.
Gaiters and ski or trekking poles w/ski baskets recommended for occasional postholing, especially on mid-p.m. descent when snow gets soft around the edges.
Good conditioning hike for 14ers - trails, scrambling ridges, steep couloirs from lakes on NE face.
$5/vehicle parking fee at trailhead. Most guide books don't mention this.


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