Hiking – Ascending Hikes - Mt Silverheels (13,822) from Hoosier Pass via the North Spur

Ascending Hikes - Mt Silverheels (13,822) from Hoosier Pass via the North Spur

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  • Fri, Sep 23, 2022
  • Denver
  • Hiking
  • Adults
  • Difficult C
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,700 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 13,822 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 mph with 1000' per hour

Meet at Wooly Mammoth  a few minutes before 4:45 for a prompt 4:45 departure.

Directions to Wooly Mammoth:  take the first exit (Exit 259) from I-70,  west of C-470.  Go north on US 40, then take the 1st left after c-470.  

A link to the location of Wooly Mammoth,-105.2082327,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x876b833bfe6a12c7:0x20774cb70feabb44!8m2!3d39.6993664!4d-105.206044?hl=en&authuser=0

If you would like to meet at the trailhead, please contact the leader.

The moderate hike up Mt Silverheels from Hoosier Pass is 9 miles (round trip), with 3700' elevation gain. Most of the hike is above 12,000' and off trail, so the views are fantastic but there are a lot of high altitude up and downs.

The hike starts across the road from the parking area at Hoosier Pass.  We briefly hike up a road, then up an informal trail as we climb Hoosier Ridge.  After a little over two miles of hiking (when the ridge heads to the north) we will leave Hoosier Ridge and descend about 400' to the north spur of Mt Silverheels.  From there, we will climb up the spur to the summit.

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Bring the 10 essentials, including wind protection, warm gloves and warm hat.  Depending on the weather, microspikes may be needed.

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