|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.
Thanks to Johnathan Esper for this description.