Quandary Peak #47


Quandary Peak is widely regarded as one of the easier Fourteener’s to summit, but in reality none of the Fourteener’s are easy hikes due to the high elevation and variable weather conditions. Hikers that make it to the summit are rewarded with spectacular views. From the summit of Quandary Peak to the north you can view the Tenmile and Gore Range. Because this trail travels above timberline, you should begin your hike early in the morning because of the ever changing mountain weather. There is always a strong chance of afternoon thundershowers accompanied by LIGHTNING.

At a Glance

Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Closed to motor vehicles.  
Closest Towns: Breckenridge, CO
Information Center: Dillon Ranger District; 680 Blue River Parkway, Silverthorne, CO 970-468-5400

General Information

Directions: From I-70 take Exit 203, Frisco/Breckenridge, and travel south on Hwy 9 approximately 10 miles to the town of Breckenridge. Continue through Breckenridge on Hwy 9 (Main Street). You will pass the town of Blue River, travel 4 miles and then turn right onto Blue Lakes Road (FDR 850). Turn right onto McCullough Gulch Road (FDR 851) approximately 0.1 miles from HWY 9. The trailhead parking will be on your right and the trail starts on the left side of the road.

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3.1 miles

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  Elevation : 
10,917 ft. - 14,247 ft.


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