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Quandary Peak

Hyway 82, Hoosier Pass area, Mount Quandary, Breckenridge, CO
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No Such Thing as an Easy 14er...

Quandary is easy to get to from the Front Range and Summit County. Som guidebooks and site say this... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2016
TC415
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Golden, Colorado
First 14er for Me

This was my first 14er and enjoyed it. If the parking is filled up near the trail entrance there is... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2016
Ryan S
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Grain Valley, Missouri
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Hyway 82, Hoosier Pass area, Mount Quandary, Breckenridge, CO
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

Quandary is easy to get to from the Front Range and Summit County. Som guidebooks and site say this is an "easy" 14er. In our experience, there is no such thing. Quandary is a 12+ mile round trip, with most of that above 12,000 feet....More

1  Thank TC415
Reviewed 8 August 2016

This was my first 14er and enjoyed it. If the parking is filled up near the trail entrance there is a lot more just down the hill a little bit. My friend and I went on a weekday and It took us about 5 hours...More

Thank Ryan S
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Quandary Peak has about 2800 vertical feet of gain over about 3.5 miles. You NEED to start early (6 a.m.!)as conditions can get difficult in turn in the afternoon. The trail marker can be hard to see in the dark so pay attention - it's...More

Thank Greg H
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Quandary Peak (14,265 ft) is one of the easier 14er's you can tackle in Colorado. Access is fairly simple heading south out of Breckenridge, CO and up toward Hoosier Pass. Although this is "easy" for a 14er, don't take that to mean you can just...More

3  Thank R S
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Can I make it to the top of this 14er? That was my question as I was planning to do my 1st 14er. I was trying to decide between mt beirstadt or quandary peak and ultimately choose this one because it was closer to where...More

Thank catlettfarm
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This was my first 14er and it won't be my last! I've done multiple marathons and ultra distance runs and this was right up there in terms of being a physical challenge. I'm not from altitude, though, and that was my primary difficulty. By the...More

Thank Matthew B
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This 14er is rated a "1" out of "5", so we thought we should have no problem with the challenge. My husband and I are both marathon runners and pretty active. Being from central Illinois which is mostly flat land, this was definitely a challenge....More

Thank bbmehnert
Reviewed 24 July 2016

My first 14er in 1997-My Dad's last one. I repeated the experience with my son and friends over the weekend. However it will not be my last 14er. Got to the trailhead at 6:30 and returned by 12:15. Great weather, plenty of Hikers. A little...More

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 21 July 2016

I am from Ohio and visited Colorado for a few short days while my husband was at a conference in Breck. I would consider myself to be physically fit as I ran competitively for 10 years...once a runner always a runner. With that being said,...More

3  Thank Kara O
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

NEVER START 14ERS AFTER SUN UP IF YOU WANT TO AVOID DANGEROUS WEATHER!!! Now that that's out of the way, this was my 7th time up Quandary, my fourth time up the East Ridge route. It was great fun with amazing views and a really...More

2  Thank Kyle_from_Colorado
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Kellie J
20 December 2016|
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Response from Kyle_from_Colorado | Reviewed this property |
If you are an experienced winter mountaineer and prepared for arctic weather conditions, then yes. (That's not an exaggeration) If you are a tourist I would stay away until the summer months.
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Gabriela E
22 September 2016|
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Response from TC415 | Reviewed this property |
Gabriela, The weather on Quandary in November can be very challenging, to the point of dangerous. By November, you're likely to encounter snow on the ground as you get higher, and the weather can be highly variable. If a... More
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PivotA
8 August 2016|
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Response from Kyle_from_Colorado | Reviewed this property |
Not sure how nobody has mentioned Mt. Sherman yet. You can drive up virtually as high as want with 4WD and there is a gentle, well-worn trail to the top. It was my first 14er as a 7 or 8 year old.
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