Tag Archives: Tarryall Mountains

Lost Park Loop

26 Jan
Pete on Brookside-McCurdy Trail

Hike with Pete on August 18, 2008 Lost Creek Trailhead: 39º17’4”N, 105º30’24”W, 9969 feet Stonework: 39º18’15”N, 105º30’52”W, 10,150 feet Hiking distance: 5.5 miles Pete and I again headed to Lost Park for a two-day campout, as we’d done in June. The days before had been rainy and wet, and much-needed moisture was pumped into Park […]

Fire and Water Along the Platte River Trail

20 Jul
The river flows rapidly around rocks and boulders

Hike with Sunday T. Dog on August 13, 2008 Trailhead: 39º1’32”N, 105º21’17”W, 7,843 feet Highest Point: 39º2’11”N, 105º21’8”W, 8,187 feet Turned Back: 39º3’27”N, 105º21’4”W, 7,711 feet Hiking distance: 6.2 miles How far does one go on a hike? Maybe to the top of the mountain and back, or up one trail and down another. Some […]

Potato Gulch and Sugarloaf Mountain

12 Apr
Sugarloaf Mountain

Hike with Cheryl and Sunday T. Dog on June 8, 2008 Trailhead: 39°13’42”N, 105°36’17”W, 8,996 feet Sugarloaf Mountain Summit: 39°13’43”N, 105°35’22”W, 9,951 feet Hiking distance: 3.9 Miles The trailhead for this hike is near Tarryall Reservoir. From US 285, turn south at Jefferson on Tarryall Road (Park County Road 77), and go 17.0 miles. Turn […]

A Cold Day on Ute Creek Trail

22 Jan
Ute Creek Trail in Tarryall Creek valley

  Hike on December 15, 2008 Trailhead: 39º11’53”N, 105º33’13”W, 8,795 feet Farthest Point: 39º12’39”N, 105º31’21”W, 9,795 feet Hiking distance: 4.8 miles The sun rose on December 15 into a crystal clear sky and shone brightly through my window. What a gorgeous day for a hike! I looked at the thermometer: 2 below zero. What a […]

A Full Moon, the Summer Solstice, and a Hike in Lost Park

25 Jul
Brookside-McCurdy Trail

Hike with Pete on June 19, 2008 Trailhead: 39°17’3”N, 105°30’23”W, 9,969 feet Left Trail: 39°15’11”N, 105°31’5”W, 10,534 feet Top of Ridge: 39°15’24”N, 105°31’3”W, 10,855 feet Hiking distance: 6.0 miles   Pete and I were looking for relaxation as well as a good day hike when we picked the Lost Park area for our latest foray […]

A Hike to the Bison Peak Rock Garden

09 Jun
The top of Bison Peak

  Hike with Pete on July 10, 2011 Trailhead: 39°17’0”N, 105°30’16”W, 9,921 feet Wigwam/Brookside-McCurdy Trails intersection: 39°16’55”N, 105°30’35”W, 9,944 feet; 0.58 miles Ute/Brookside-McCurdy Trails intersection: 39°13’37”N, 105°30’53”W, 11,162 feet; 5.08 miles Bison Peak summit: 39°14’18”N, 105°29’52”W, 12,431 feet; 6.74 miles Hiking Distance: 10.8 miles Bison Peak has held an interest for me, being both the […]

‘S’ no Fun on Ben Tyler Trail

15 Apr
In 2007, Shawnee Peak had a respectable fringe of snow.

Mount Evans looks down at the top of Ben Tyler Gulch. We crossed the snowfields, and walked the ridge rather than follow the trail. The apparently snow-free patches between us and the ridge are mostly bushes sticking up through the snow Ben Tyler Trail, Forest Service Number 606 South Trailhead: 39°22’28”N, 105°41’4”W, 9,708 feet North […]

Search for Lizard Rock

16 Mar
Which is Lizard Rock? A sign at the top of the Lizard Rock Trail points in the general direction of both rocks. The lower rock might look like a profi le of a lizard’s head

Lizard Rock Trail ~ Hike with Pete on Mar. 27, 2007 Trail Head: 39°8’10”N, 150°27’48”W, 8546 feet Trail to Goose Creek and Lake Park Trails: 39°9’48”N, 150°27’20”W, 9500 feet End of the trail for us: 39°9’48”N, 150°26’40”W, 9622 feet Hiking distance – 5.9 miles Take Park County Road 77, the Tarryall Road, south from Jefferson […]

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