Rio Grande Pyramid is a large pyramid-shaped peak that sits on the Continental Divide in Colorado's San Juan Mountains. It is one of Colorado's 100 highest peaks. The standard route climbs up the steep east face. Since the round-trip hike is over 20 miles, many prefer to backpack near Weminuche Pass. The views from the summit of the Grenadier Range and the Needle Mountains to the west is breathtaking.
|Range/Region:||San Juan Mountains|
|Best months for climbing:||Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Year first climbed:||1874|
|First successful climber(s):||Wheeler Survey|
|Nearest major airport:||Denver|
|Convenient Center:||Creede / Lake City|
Thanks to Kirk Mallory for adding this peak.
NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
There are 4 trip reports for Rio Grande Pyramid.
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- Log #14378 - by Troy Dixon on Oct 07, 2000Loved the view, breathtaking, but so was the hike up there! Wish I could see the actual log in the tube I signed way back when i was 14, now im 32.
- Log #14379 - by Ryan Plank on Oct 06, 2000I went on a backpacking trip for a week with a bunch of my friends called Wilderness. One of our tasks was to climb The Pyramid, a task we were hesitant whether we'd accomplish or not. After a few...
- Log #14381 - by Andy Guthe on July 15, 2000From here one is able to see the finger print of God. The whole earth bears His likeness.
- Log #14382 - by
Kirk Mallory on June 15, 2000My first trip the the San Juans this year, but certainly not my last! I backpacked to the Weminuche Pass area on Saturday 6/11, then climbed the peak on Sunday. There was some loose rock on the east...