Cathedral Peak

Aspen, Colorado 81612

Cathedral Peak

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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."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
4,063 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Year-round. Best April to late May.
9,880 feet
Trailhead Elevation
13,943 feet
Top Elevation
Trails Illustrated #128: Maroon Bells / Redstone / Marble; USGS: Hayden Peak.
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Dec 2018