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Date Monday  6/23/2014
End Date Monday  6/23/2014
Group Denver
Event Title RMOTHG Chief and Squaw Mountains Open to Everyone! 11,709 and 11,486 feet
Start Time 7:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Roger J. Wendell
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 8
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Easy B
Trail Mileage 7
Elevation Gain 2000
Driving Distance 70


Meet at the I-70 Park N Ride Woolly Mammoth lot across from the Conoco gass station at 7:00am

For more info Contact


Leader Roger J. Wendell at 206-202-2212 or rogerwendell [at] rogerwendell [dot] com

This trip is open to anyone capable of a 7 mile hike and 2,000 feet of elevation gain. Please contact me if you need the pass code to sign-up.



This is a combination of two short, relatively easy hikes that actually become a good workout when added together like this. The hike up Chief Mountain provides an actual alpine experience with the last half mile being above treeline. From the rocky summit we'll have great views of Mount Evans, the Continental Divide and Indian Peaks. From there we'll hike back down to the trailhead and move our cars about a quarter mile to the base of the road to the top of Squaw Mountain. From our cars we'll walk the entire road (half way up it's closed to regular vehicle traffic) to the top of Squaw Mountain where we'll enjoy great views from the fire lookout.




Open to anyone capable of 7 miles and 2,000 feet of elevation gain. We will not bushwhack - we'll stay on the trail for Chief and on the road for Squaw (most of the road is closed to regular vehicle traffic but open to hikers).

Optional stop, on the way home, at the Whippletree restaurant in Bergen Park.

Throughout our hikes, on both peaks, we'll be mindful of weather and take every precaution to avoid lightning! 

There is a small chance of of some leftover ice and snow beneath the trees going up Chief Mountain. Please bring microspikes (or equivalent) as an additional safety measure.

Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.