Rio Grande Pyramid

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.

Elevation (feet): 13,821
Elevation (meters): 4,213
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: San Juan Mountains
State: Colorado
Latitude: 37.6797
Longitude: -107.392
Difficulty: Scramble
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.

Trip Reports

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, 2000
    Loved 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, 2000
    I 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, 2000
    From 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, 2000
    My 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...