Uncompahgre Peak (14,309 feet), San Juans' Highest Point, Colorado

Via South Ridge from Nellie Creek

Rank in Colorado: 6

Trailhead Elevation: 11,400 feet; Elevation Gain: 3,000 feet; 7 miles round trip

July 12, 2006

*Uncompahgre is a Native American word of the Ute Nation and it means "hot-water spring".


01On route to trailhead

02Creek crossing

03Trailhead

04Hiking in the moonlight

05Before the sunrise

06Sun is about to rise

07Sunrise

08Sunrise

09Sunrise

10Sunrise scenery

11Sunrise scenery

12Clouds at sunrise

13Sunrise scenery

14Sunrise scenery

15On the way up

16On the way up

17Silky Phacelia

18The saddle

19The trail up

20On the trail

21On the trail

22Look back at the trail

23Vistas

24Vistas

25Vistas

26Looking back

27Alpine Avens

28Pika

29On the trail

30Looking down

31Looking back

32On the trail

33Vistas

34Close-up of Wetterhorn

35Vistas

36Vistas

37Vistas

38Close-up

39The trail

40On the trail

41Uncompahgre shadow and vistas

42On route to the summit

43On route to the summit

44On route to the summit

45On the trail

46Vistas along the trail

47Summit

48On the summit

49On the summit

50Summit

51Us on top of Uncompahgre

52The North Face of Uncompahgre

53Looking down

54View from the summit

55View from the summit

56View from the summit

57View from the summit

58View from the summit

59Wetterhorn Peak

60Wetterhorn Peak

61Hadrian resting on the summit

62Close-up

63Brown-Capped Rosy-Finch

64Finch taking off from the summit

65Chipmunk

66GPS beta on top

67More vistas

68Vistas

69Marmot on the trail

70Marmot

71Marmot

72Marmot

73Marmot

74Sky-Pilots

75Alpine Sunflowers