Redcloud and Sunshine Peaks

Lake City, Colorado 81235

Redcloud and Sunshine Peaks

Redcloud and Sunshine Peaks Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Although they barely top the 14,000-foot level, the neighboring summits of Redcloud and Sunshine make for one incredibly fun hike. Not only will you enjoy memorable views from these peaks, but you can savor the fact that you have bagged two of Colorado’s elite corps of mountains as well. Following the Silver Creek Trail, this hike falls within the 37,442-acre Redcloud Peak Wilderness Study Area, which is administered by the BLM."

Redcloud and Sunshine Peaks Trip Reports

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Great hike! The traverse from Redcloud to Sunshine is tougher than it looks and the hike back up Redcloud can be disheartening. The trail is clear and easy to follow all the way. Details and pics at

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Trail Information

Lake City
Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
7 hours
July to September
10,425 feet
Trailhead Elevation
14,034 feet
Top Elevation
Bureau of Land Management; Redcloud Peak Wilderness Study Area
Local Contacts
USGS Redcloud Peak
Local Maps

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