Ascent of San Luis Peak on 2017-07-24

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Stacey Samuels -- Trip Report or GPS Track
justine Byers
Laurie Jones
Date:Monday, July 24, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:San Luis Peak
    Elevation:14014 ft / 4271 m

Ascent Trip Report

The road is surprisingly good (passenger cars can make it) when dry, but watch out when wet- parts of the road turn to butter- even with 4WD, I was sliding and a bit worried. There are plenty of places off the road for camping.

It's worth noting that the trailhead parking was the most limited I've seen at any Colorado 14er- basically just the shoulder of the road- enough for maybe 5 vehicles.

The trail was in pretty good shape except for one spot near the creek (maybe around 11,450') where it was hard to follow, but as long as one keeps heading upstream and stays on the north side of the creek, one should find it again.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3634 ft / 1107 m
    Extra Gain:50 ft / 15 m
    Round-Trip Distance:13.4 mi / 21.6 km
    Route:Stewart Creek trail
    Trailhead:Stewart Creek trailhead  10480 ft / 3194 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Time:4 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 45 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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