Cathedral Peak Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Cathedral Peak, an Elk Range icon, is best climbed in spring as it is home to a number of excellent snow climbs. When dry, the loose sedimentary rock that comprises much of this mountain has a tendency to turn it into a hiker’s nightmare. When spring arrives and access improves, this fortress temporarily opens up its flanks to numerous aesthetic snow chutes that make for good climbing and skiing options.
Cathedral stands supreme in a land of classic Colorado Rocky Mountain topography. The majority of the approach to the peak is done through aspen groves, with the roaring Cathedral Creek paralleling the trail. The approach ends in a cirque of magnificent 13,000-foot peaks."