Del Campo Peak

Granite Falls, Washington 98252

Del Campo Peak

Del Campo Peak Professional Review and Guide

"Del Campo Peak is situated in the Monte Cristo region—a locality that symbolizes the tug-of-war between nature and civilization. In the early 1890s, the Northwest Mining Company poured a fortune into building a railroad and the town of Monte Cristo to try to mine the area.

After major flooding and other problems, the operation was a bust and the company deserted the town. Although a tourist destination survived there for several decades, in the 1980s the South Fork Sauk River flooded and the only remaining lodge burned down, and no one has since attempted to restore the spot. A road once reached for miles into the interior, but the only way to reach the former town now is to go by mountain bike or on foot."

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"Del Campo Peak is one of the major peaks of the Monte Cristo region. Although it stands only 6,610 feet high—small compared with the several 7,000-foot summits only a few miles east—Del Campo seems relatively isolated.

This craggy, angular peak is one of the most popular scrambling summits in the region, mostly because it is accessible, but also because of its interesting climbing and dramatic summit views. The peak rises above Gothic Basin, one of the most lovely subalpine basins in the Monte Cristo region, making this a great weekend trip in which you can include ascents of both Del Campo Peak and Gothic Peak."

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Trail Information

Granite Falls
Nearby City
12
Distance
4,500 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
12 hours
Duration
July to September
Season
Camping
Additional Use
Views
Features
Mount Baker–Snoqualmie National Forest, Darrington Ranger District, or Verlot Public Service Center
Local Contacts
USGS Bedal, Monte Cristo; Green Trails Sloan Peak 111, Monte Cristo 143
Local Maps

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Nov 2018