Henry Mountain

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Henry Mountain is the highest point on Fossil Ridge, a wilderness area east of Gunnison. The approach to the peak begins north of Ohio City on the Gunsight Pass trail. There is no trail beyond

Gunsight Pass - the route follow the ridgeline west from the pass then climbs steeply up the east face

of Fossil Ridge. The top of is relatively flat and often covered with a sea of vibrant wildflowers in the Summer. The summit pyramid lies to the northwest of this point, standing about 600 feet above the ridgeline.

Elevation (feet): 13,254
Elevation (meters): 4,040
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Sawatch Range
State: Colorado
Latitude: 38.6833
Longitude: -106.617
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Nearest major airport: Gunnison Airport
Convenient Center: Gunnison

Thanks to Michael Anderson for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

There are 2 trip reports for Henry Mountain.

  • Log #12418 - by Patrick F. and Moondance on June 17, 20033.00 stars
    A great, not so tough climb that required some negotiation of boulders and scree. However, the view is worth it, and a traverse along the top to other summits is easily feasible. It's set at the head...
  • Log #12419 - by Michael and John Anderson on Nov 04, 19993.00 stars
    A tough, trailless climb beginning on the Gunsight Pass trailhead north of Ohio City. The terrain west of the pass is very steep in some places, requiring a lot of balance and some firm handholds....