Elevation (feet): 4,714
Elevation (meters): 1,437
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Adirondacks
State: New York
Latitude: 44.1269
Longitude: -73.9603
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Nearest major airport: Albany, NY
Convenient Center: Lake Placid

Thanks to Johnathan Esper for adding this peak.

Mt. Colden is the tenth highest peak in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. It is situated between Mount Marcy and Algonquin Peak, New York's 2 highest mountains. Colden has numerous slides, some very recent. The slide on Colden's east face is a popular backcountry skiing/snowboarding destination. On its western face, a popular ravine/slide called the Trap Dike rises from beautiful Avalanche Lake to the summit. If no ice is present, climbing the Trap Dike without ropes is doable and a rewarding route up Colden. However, there are two trailed routes up Colden that can be hiked year-round. Climbed alone, it is a moderate day hike of between 11 and 16 miles round trip, depending on whether you approach the mountain from Heart Lake or Tahawus near Newcomb, respectively.

Trip Reports

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

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  • Log #18014 - by Johnathan Esper on Jan 12, 2003
    Colden is a beautiful mountain I have climbed numerous times, both in the summer months and in the winter season. It affords excellent views of the interior High Peaks in the Adirondack Mountains. I...