Quandary Peak

Approachable Fourteener
with Views of the
Tenmile and Gore Range

Featured Route
on Monte Cristo Creek in White River National Forest, CO
  • Total Length
    6.1mi
  • Ascent
    3,341ft
  • Difficulty
    Difficult

Quandary Peak is widely regarded as one of the easier Fourteener’s to summit, but in reality none of the Fourteener’s are easy hikes due to the high elevation and variable weather conditions. 

Hikers that make it to the summit are rewarded with spectacular views. From the summit of Quandary Peak to the north you can view the Tenmile and Gore Range. 

Because this trail travels above timberline, you should begin your hike early in the morning because of the ever changing mountain weather. There is always a strong chance of afternoon thundershowers accompanied by LIGHTNING.

- USFS Summary

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