Huron Peak is known as one of the most beautiful hikes in the Sawatch Range of Colorado. It is the most remote peak in the range, and offers views of wilderness in every direction.
- Trailhead: Clear Creek
- Round trip: 6.5 miles / 10.5 km
- Elevation: 10,560′-14,003′ (+ 3,443) / 3,281m- 4,268m (+1,049m)
From the trailhead hike up through the forest for about .5 mile. Cross a small stream and follow the switchbacks on a steep hillside. Near 11,700, there’s an excellent view of The Three Apostles. The trail eventually turns east, approaching a high basin northwest of Huron.
Hike out of the basin onto Huron’s upper slopes onto the crest of the north ridge. Follow the trail west onto Huron’s northwest face and ascend a steep, rocky pitch before returning (left) to the crest of the north ridge. Once you’re on the north ridge again, walk up to the summit!
On July 9, 1994, a Flight for Life Aérospatiale Eurocopter AS350 rescue helicopter crashed on Huron Peak at approximately 12,200 feet while attempting to rescue a female hiker who had suffered a broken ankle.
Huron Peak trek