Flattop Mountain

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Flattop Mountain is located in the Flattops Wilderness Area in northwestern Colorado. The trailhead is at Stillwater Resevior, and the hike is 6 miles round trip.

Elevation (feet): 12,493
Elevation (meters): 3,808
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Flat Tops Area
State:
Latitude: 40.014732
Longitude: -107.083392
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Nearest major airport: Denver International
Convenient Center: Yampa

Thanks to Andrew Willson and theyogiclimber for contributing to these details. (View history)

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 12 trip reports for Flattop Mountain.

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  • Log #22081 - by Dennis Mulherin on Sep 15, 2010
    I summated Flattop Mountain with friends to acclimatize for our Longs Peak summit three days later. Great experience and would recommend this mountain to anyone looking for a reasonably challenging...
  • Log #16875 - by BIll miller on Sep 23, 2004
    12th time up. Never dull
  • Log #16876 - by joseph Caulkins on Aug 23, 2004
    Reached the summit on route to Hallet Peak.
  • Log #16877 - by Peter & Ben Alexander on Aug 29, 2003
    Peter, Linda & Ben (10) Alexander, Kirsten & Forrest Weger climber Flattop via the Ptamigan Fingers with Colorado Mtn. School guide Shaw Tierney. This was our first guided mountain, after...
  • Log #16878 - by Andrew Willson on June 26, 2003
    !!! Attention: Did you know that there are 6 "Flattop Mountains" and 3 "Flat Top Mountains" in Colorado? Of the 9, 4 are popular hikes/climbs, and 5 are rather isolated and...
  • Log #16879 - by Carl Sullivan on Apr 24, 2003
    Climbed Flattop from the West with my ex-wife, Sheralee, on our honeymoon. Great trip for a honeymoon, even if the marriage didn't last.
  • Log #16881 - by Craig Knelsen on Feb 13, 2003
    My brother, Wade, and I left the trail head somewhere around mid-morning. We arrived on the summit sometime after noon. Trail was moderately busy. The mountain is aptly named when you see the summit.
  • Log #16882 - by Bruce Lander on Jan 29, 2003
    A great hike, but it wasn't wise of my wife and I to hike it after only being in the high altitudes for a day and a half. We were panting once we got past 11,000 feet or so. While the summit is a...
  • Log #16883 - by Salena on Dec 30, 2002
    Wear good hiking boots, as tennis shoes didn't work very well for me. The view from the Top....all I can say is WOW.
  • Log #16884 - by Dennis R Mitchell on Nov 25, 2002
    Hit on the summit by heavy wind and bone chilling rain. Took shelter under some big slabs of rock where we took the time to eat lunch. Lunch consisted of New York Cherry Cheese and a hunk of Italian...
  • Log #16885 - by Nelson Klitzka on Sep 09, 2002
    There are many people in a day who attempt to summit this mountain. The crowds generaly start early in the morning, then trail off by noon.
  • Log #16886 - by Joe on May 08, 2002
    I summited Flattop Mountain via the Ptarmigan Fingers. The route was an easy snow climb with some mellow 4th class mixed climbing about 300 feet from the summit. This route should only be...