Summit Ridgeway Peak

Weehawken Trailhead - Search Nearby - Added by Piper Wolters

This adventure takes you through one of the prettiest and most wild basins in the state, and rewards you with absolutely unreal views of Southwest Colorado.

The easiest approach is from Ouray. Drive up Camp Bird road to Weehawken trailhead. 4WD is not necessary.

Head up the trail as far as it is marked. The trail will soon become faint, but a line up the saddle between Mt. Ridgeway and Whitehouse Mt. can be easily found. Take the couloir facing northwest. Depending on conditions and possible ice/snow, it should be a class 2 scramble to complete the route and reach the top.

The few people who decide to summit Mt. Ridgeway also go for Whitehouse. That will be a full day, but checks off two incredible peaks! 

Distance

12 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

2300 ft Gain

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Hiking

Dog Friendly
Forest
River
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Nearby Lodging

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Ridgway, Colorado

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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