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Pyramid Peak, Colorado

Pyramid Peak's Elevation: 14,018 Feet

Pyramid Peak's Rank Among Colorado's Fourteeners in Terms of Elevation: #47

Pyramid Peak is located in the Elk Mountains

Pyramid Peak requires a scramble

Best months for climbing Pyramid Peak are July through September

Click here for a Mapquest map of Pyramid Peak

Pyramid Peak, with an elevation of 14,018 feet, is the 47th highest peak in the state of Colorado. This peak resembling a ragged square pyramid is composed of the same loose and brittle maroon-colored rock which the nearby Maroon Bells consist of. It's considered one of the toughest (and dangerous) of Colorado's Fourteeners to climb.

Those who wish to risk a climb of Pyramid Peak can do so from the Maroon Lake trailhead. Drive north along US 82 from Aspen for half a mile, then drive west along Maroon Lake Road for 9.4 miles to the trailhead parking area. As of 2006, a free shuttle from Ruby Park in downtown Aspen can take you to the trailhead from mid-June to October 10th, 8:30am to 5:00pm (when Maroon Lake Road is closed).


This page last updated 8/15/06

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