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Date Monday  10/9/2017
End Date
Group State CMC
Event Title Chipeta Mtn - Renaming Dedication Hike
Start Time 10:00 AM
Status Canceled
Leader Julie Mach
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 29
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Classification Moderate 
Trail Mileage 7.1
Elevation Gain 2684
Driving Distance


Chipeta Peak from Marshall Pass, Southwest of Poncha Springs, Colorado

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Trail Description

TH:  start of CDT/CT single track at the end of FS 243 at the Marshall Pass Trail Head parking area and kiosk.

Route: from TH, travel north on trail 531 (CDT/CT) 1.4 miles to junction with Little Cochetopa Creek Trail 1409. Continue on 1409 east .43 miles to saddle at the Gunnison/Salida Ranger District boundary. Continue north .87 miles on a social trail following the broad ridge to the former Chipeta Mountain summit at 12,850’. Descend north .28 miles to saddle between the former and new Chipeta Mountain summits at 12,650’. Continue north on ridge .53 miles to new Chipeta Mountain summit at 13,472

RT distance 7.11 miles, 2,684’ total elevation gain, Class 1/2 rating.

Peak View hiking option: From Junction of trail 531 and 1409, continue north on 531 .5 miles to junction with Green Creek trail 1412 where both the former and new Chipeta Mountain summits can be seen.


Chipeta Rising Celebration

The Chipeta Rising Celebration is being organized to honor the renaming of Chipeta Mountain in the Sawatch Range on Sun., Oct 8, and Mon., Oct. 9, in Salida and surrounding areas. Free historic, public events will pay tribute to Ute culture with a Unity Walk, reconciliation and rededication presentations and ceremonies, performances, a mountain rededication ceremony and memorial summit climb.  More info at




Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.