Pettingell Peak Trail

Denver, Colorado 80246

Pettingell Peak Trail

Pettingell Peak Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The imposing crenellated mountain directly west of the lake is The Citadel (13,294 feet). It is a technical climb with a razor-sharp ridge and significant drop-offs. Pettingell Peak is farther along the northwest ridge of the Continental Divide.

It is slightly to the northwest of the lake and its southeastern face is grassy. You should think twice before climbing Pettingell if you or your dog are fatigued or you reached Herman Lake later than 10:00 AM Storms come up suddenly in this area and generally occur in the afternoon. You will be above timberline the entire time and the climb is steep."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
3,053 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
8 to 9 hours
Best July to August
10,250 feet
Trailhead Elevation
13,553 feet
Top Elevation
Arapaho National Forest, Clear Creek Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Grays Peak, Loveland Pass; Trails Illustrated Idaho Springs, Georgetown, Loveland Pass
Local Maps

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