Taylor Peak

This is the peak rising south of Andrews Glacier, and its easiest route is via Flattop Mtn. This is a very remote peak with very little traffic. According to the register, there is typically a few days to a week between visitors in peak season. This is an easy mountain to climb, but can be tiresome if Hallet Peak and Otis Peak are included prior to Taylor. But either way, the effort is well worth it, with outstanding views of Longs Peak and Loch Vale. The best time for this hike is during summer and fall, but fall allows for a full day to explore the upper Flattop trail system without the typical summer thunderstorms.

Elevation (feet): 13,153
Elevation (meters): 4,009
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Front Range
State: Colorado
Latitude: 40.2744
Longitude: -105.68
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
First successful climber(s): Native Americans
Nearest major airport: DIA
Convenient Center: Estes Park

Thanks to Michael Hodges for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

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

There are 3 trip reports for Taylor Peak.

Select any entry from the list below:

  • Log #17039 - by Blair French on Mar 24, 2004
    Ended up on top of Taylor Peak after a great day conducting bighorn sheep surveys for the Park. We worked our way across Flattop, Hallett, and Otis Peaks as we moseyed along the Continental Divide....
  • Log #17041 - by Michael Hodges on Nov 12, 2003
    This is my favorite peak in the park. Even better then Longs or Alice. It's North Western slope is long broad and steep but, again, well worth it. It offers incredible views down into Loch Vale and a...
  • Log #17040 - by Marco on Dec 03, 2002
    Man, Taylor Peak. My buddy (Richard) and I did not take the typical route to Taylor. One way is by doing FHO (Flatop, Halletts, Otis) or walking behind those peaks on the divide. We walked up Andrews...