Audubon is a calm, rounded sweeping mountain that looks out of place among the jagged, steep mountains of the Indian Peaks. Audubon does, though, have a very steep, technical backside and section of the front face. This mountain has one of the best views from the top of any mountain. The damper to the summitt's beauty is how long of a climb it is. To get to the top before enpredictable Colorado weather kicks in, you must start by 8:00 at the latest. Usually 7:00.
|Best months for climbing:||Jun, Jul, Aug|
|Nearest major airport:||Denver,CO|
Thanks to Drew Oakley for adding this peak.
There are 8 trip reports for Mount Audubon.
- Log #17452 - by Myron Varner on July 20, 2004Started up at 7:50AM and reached the summit at 9:30. Perfect weather, and spectacular views in every direction. Beautiful wild flowers nearly the entire way. Lots of people today, I stayed at the...
- Log #17453 - by Mik Sawicki on June 13, 2004Partly cloudy. Approximately 60 mph headwind all way up. A period of freezing rain above the saddle. But definitely worth it - no more than 20 people attempted to do it today.
- Log #17454 - by Joe & Carolyn Wray on Nov 10, 2004We are middle aged and not avid hikers. It was quite a chore to get to the top (and down again), but it was worth every sore muscle! It was breathtaking! The views from the top were like none other...
- Log #17459 - by Myron Varner on July 20, 2004Started up at 7:50AM and reached the summit at 9:30. Perfect weather, lots of wildflowers nearly all the way, pikas too. Spectacular views in all directions. Lots of people today, spent 20 mins at...
- Log #17460 - by Michael Verdone on Sep 22, 2003I was really tired after a backpacking trip, so this was an easy climb. I took the class route described in Roache's book of the Indian Peaks.
- Log #17461 - by Peter Millett on Sep 18, 2003Nice walk up. Followed the trail up. Took the snow field on the way down!!! Bushwacked to the trail from there. Beautiful fall day in Colorado.
- Log #19439 - by an anonymous user on June 19, 2006Very nice, though it got progressively colder and windier once we passed tree (or shrub) line. The views around Audubon are breathtaking. Able to perform climb without having gone up any other...
- Log #20606 - by Jim Young on Jan 17, 2007I stuck to the trail from Brainard Lake. I found this trail to be circuitous and somewhat monotonous (If being in such a delightful environ can be monotonous). If I were to assail this peak again; I...