This peak is at the far southern end of the Mosquito Range off of Weston Pass. It is a walkup off-trail hike. Start from the pass and hike NE up alpine grass, and talus the 13,200 foot ridge line. Turn right (east southeast) and hike an easy ridge with exposure on both sides. Keep on the ridge crest. Then continue down to the saddle. The summit of Weston Peak is now an easy talus hike to the east. The CMC has put a summit register there. Great views of the whole Sawatch range from the NW (Holy Cross) to the SW (Antero). Ptarmigan Peak is the next high point to the North, with many Mosquito Range peaks in a line beyond. Great views of South Park and Pikes Peak to the SE, and East and West Buffalo Peaks are to the South. Weston Peak is a nice isolated summit and makes for a good morning hike when combined with Ptarmigan Peak from Weston Pass. This is probably an all-season peak with some good skiing potential.
|Best months for climbing:||May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct|
|Nearest major airport:||Denver|
|Convenient Center:||Fairplay and Leadville|
Thanks to Paul R Stern for adding this peak.
NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
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- Log #16690 - by Paul R Stern on July 16, 2001This was a fun climb when I combined it with Ptarmigan Peak. Weston Peak feels very isolated when you compare it to peaks further North in the Mosquito Range. I saw no mining up high on Weston, and...