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Mount Eolus, Colorado

Mount Eolus's Elevation: 14,083 Feet

Mount Eolus's Rank Among Colorado's Fourteeners in Terms of Elevation: #32

Mount Eolus is located in the San Juan Mountains

Mount Eolus requires a scramble

Best months for climbing Mount Eolus are July through September

Click here for a Mapquest map of Mount Eolus

Mount Eolus, with an elevation of 14,083 feet, is the 32nd highest peak in the state of Colorado. It's located in the Weminuche Wildnerness, along the Needle Range of the San Juan Mountains, and is named for the Greek god of Wind. The most common route is from the town of Needleton, with a walk along a narrow ridge called "The Catwalk" and a class 3 scramble on the mountain's east face. The views from the summit are well worth it, but bring an ice axe.


This page last updated 8/15/06

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