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Quandary Peak, Breckenridge

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#9 of 52 in Outdoors in Breckenridge
Quandary Peak is the highest summit of the Tenmile Range in the Rocky Mountains of North America. It has nearly the same elevation as Castle Peak and Mount Evans. It lies in Summit County and within the White River National Forest about 6mi south-southwest of the town of Breckenridge.
The standard route up Quandary Peak is a trail hike (class 1), starting from a trailhead about 1mi north of Hoosier Pass on the east side of the peak. Hence it is a popular fourteener to climb because of the relatively easy ascent and its proximity to Denver and Breckenridge. Quandary Peak is also popular with backcountry skiers and snowboarders. The gentle ascent makes for an easy climb from the east with less danger from avalanche than on many other fourteeners. The other slopes of the peak are steep and appeal to expert backcountry skiers. One such steep ski mountaineering route is the Cristo Couloir.
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  • Debated on Quandary vs. Grays/Torrey’s up until climb day. Picked Quandary due to conditions on Grays. Arrived at 5:40am, climb goes vertical right out of the gate. About 2 hours in we hit the ridge. ...  more »
  • Get to the trail head about 5 in the morning for a parking spot. You can be up and down in less than 6 hours. It's a great climb but the path can be narrow for people passing going up and down. Keep t...  more »
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  • Took us 7 hours with an hour worth of breaks. A lot of people on the trail which was fun to help motivate people. I recommend a hiking pole for the rocks.
  • Excellent first 14er hike! Saw a number of mountain goats. Quite a few hikers even for a weekday. Hiking poles were a great idea.

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