Handies Peak

Date: 07/13/2015
Who: myself
Length: 5.5 miles (roundtrip)
Time: 5 hours
Weather: about 75 degrees, cloudy

This day started with a 4 AM departure from my campground at Ridgway State Park, in order to reach the trailhead at a reasonable time. The drive included a section of the Alpine Loop 4WD road, Cinnamon Pass, and American Basin.

Handies Peak was my 7th fourteener summit. The standard route through American Basin was pleasant, with abundant wildflowers, waterfalls, and marmots. From the summit, views of the surrounding San Juan mountains were just great.

Chris on Handies Peak Summit

Chris on Handies Peak Summit

This hike followed the BLUE line:

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3 thoughts on “Handies Peak

  1. So beautiful, enjoyed the wildlife and wildflowers. That green & mountain combo is like heaven on earth. Watched the video with the kiddos, and Cordelia wants to go camping with you sometime. You are amazing brother man, keep wandering!

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