Huron Peak to La Plata Peak

Segment Overview: Huron to La Plata
Segment Overview: Huron to La Plata
Segment Profile: Huron to La Plata
Segment Profile: Huron to La Plata

Nolans Line

From the summit of Huron Peak, take the standard route down. Jog east down Chaffee County 390 until right after the Winfield townsite, then take Chaffee County 390.A west towards the Winfield Cemetery and the La Plata South TH. Take the La Plata Southwest Ridge route to the summit.

Slow-lans Alt.

None. The Nolans line is wholly on trail/road.

Water

  • Low on the Huron Peak trail in seasonal creeks.
  • Besides Chaffee County 390 road (North Fork Clear Creek).
  • Near the start of the La Plata south trail.

Camping

  • Along Chaffee County 390
  • Near the Winfield Townsite
  • At the start of the La Plata South trail

Bailing/Resupply

From the summit of Huron Peak, take the standard route down, then continue east on Chaffee County 390 for as far as you need to.

Skipping

Once on Chaffee County 390, take the road east to Sheep Gulch and take that trail north up and over Hope Pass. Descend the other side north until the trail split to the Parry Peak trailhead. Take the trail split northwest to the trailhead itself. Take CO 82 (paved road) west to the road at the start of Echo Canyon. Rejoin the main Nolans route here.

If you are planning on taking the Slow-lans alt after skipping La Plata Peak, continue on the Colorado Trail at the trailwork on the north side of Hope Pass. Take one of the many routes up Mt. Elbert from the Colorado Trail. We’ll use the South Mount Elbert Trail in the next segment for our Slow-lans alt, but other options do exist.

Next: La Plata Peak to Mt. Elbert


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