Medicine Bow Peak
Medicine Bow Peak Climbing Notes
Please submit any useful information about climbing Medicine Bow Peak that may be useful to other climbers. Consider things such as access and accommodation at the base of Medicine Bow Peak, as well as the logistics of climbing to the summit.
October 16, 2020
DG from United States
I've done Medicine Bow Peak in every month. It is certainly doable even after the roads are closed, but you've got to want it, because it's about 5 miles each way walking the road, and that only takes you to the trailhead. Also be very careful of avalanches. The Front Range avalanche forecast is somewhat accurate for the Snowies, though I find the snow pack develops a little slower in the Snowies than it does at Cameron Pass, for instance.
September 27, 2019
Nick Solovieff from United States
Mountain-Forecast.com was spot-on each time I attempted this mountain. The hike up is easy if the weather isn't bad but if you're going to try in the wintertime, I highly recommend snowshoes--a buddy and I attempted this in late November, and after postholing suddenly up to our hips at times, we deemed the danger too great to justify continuing on. The Marie Lake trailhead was the one I've used each time, and it's well worth it. If you hike it at night in the summer though, be prepared for bats around the summit ;)
July 01, 2019
Mimi Alexis McCormick from United States
Is Medicine Bow Peak hikeable? Or is the snowpack still too high for backpacking/camping?
Thank you! :)