|Range/Region:||Central Colorado Ranges|
|Best months for climbing:||Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Nearest major airport:||Denver|
|Convenient Center:||Fairplay or Breckenridge|
Thanks to Kirk Mallory for adding this peak.
Mt. Silverheels is a high peak in a southwestern spur of the Front Range. It rises very dominantly over South Park. It is most often climbed from Highway 9 to the west. The route starts at the second major drainage south of Hoosier Pass, climbs up through an old burn area to Beaver Ridge, descends about 200 feet to Beaver Creek, then climbs 2,000 feet up the gentle west ridge to the summit. There are great views of South Park and the Mosquito and Ten Mile Ranges from the summit.
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NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
There are 3 trip reports for Mount Silverheels.
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- Log #19666 - by Kent Withers on July 16, 2006Not recommended for anyone who is not in good physical condition. Total round trip time: 7-1/2 hours. Toe nails lost: 2. Trail condition: no trail.
- Log #10137 - by John Stuckey on June 17, 20002nd summit of the Rockies. Did Elbert in 1998. One of the "old guys" with a bunch of teens on a Christian Wilderness Adventure.
- Log #10138 - by
Kirk Mallory on Dec 19, 1999Climbed twice - first on Dec. 6, 1999. The second drainage, about 1 3/4 miles south of Hoosier Pass. Had good weather, but some wind. My second ascent was Dec.