San Luis Peak facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsSan Luis Peak
San Luis Peak viewed from the northeast
|Elevation||14,014 ft (4273.8 m) NAVD88|
|Prominence||3113 ft (949 m)|
|Isolation||26.9 mi (43.4 km)|
|Location||Saguache County, Colorado,
|Parent range||San Juan Mountains,
Highest summit of the
La Garita Mountains
|Topo map||USGS 7.5' topographic map
San Luis Peak, Colorado
|First ascent||1874 by Franklin Rhoda and A. D. Wilson|
|Easiest route||South Ridge or East Flank: Hike|
San Luis Peak is the highest summit of the La Garita Mountains range in the Rocky Mountains of North America. The prominent 14,022-foot (4273.8 m) fourteener is located in the Gunnison National Forest portion of the La Garita Wilderness in Saguache County approximately 10 miles (16 km) north of Creede. It is situated rather far to the east of the other fourteeners in the San Juans, and has more of a wilderness setting than many of the others.
San Luis Peak is a relatively straightforward climb, with two hiking routes to the summit. The Northeast Ridge route begins at the Stewart Creek Trailhead and is 13.5 mi (21.7 km) round trip. The South Ridge route begins at the West Willow Creek Trailhead north of Creede. This route is almost entirely above treeline and is 12.3 mi (19.8 km) round trip.
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