Quandary Peak, with an elevation of 14,265 feet, is the 13th highest peak in the state of Colorado. This peak just south of Breckenridge also has the distinctions of being the highest peak and only Fourteener in the Tenmile Range. The most popular ascent is via Quandary's long and gentle east ridge, which starts at the Monte Cristo Road trailhead.
To reach the Monte Cristo trailhead, drive south along CO 9 from Breckenridge eight miles to the Monte Cristo Creek switchback on the
north side of Hoosier Pass. Turn left onto the dirt Monte Cristo Road, take it half a mile, and park where another road turns off to the
right (north). Climb half a mile north to the broad ridge, then follow the ridge west two miles to the summit.
This page last updated 8/15/06