North Maroon Peak

Elevation (feet): 14,019
Elevation (meters): 4,273
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Elk Range Area
State: Colorado
Latitude: 39.076
Longitude: -106.9871
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Nearest major airport: Denver International
Convenient Center: Aspen, CO

Thanks to Patrick L. Lilly for adding this peak.

One of the famous "Maroon Bells." North Maroon is lower than, but more difficult than, its southern neighbor, Maroon Peak. Technically unranked (234 ft. prominence), it is nevertheless included as one of Colorado's fourteeners. The easiest route is Class 4, up the northeast ridge. Not a walk-up. Without snow or ice, no equipment is needed, but a helmet is highly recommended. Loose rock is everywhere, and the route is very steep. The trailhead is at Maroon Lake.

Trip Reports

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

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  • Log #22246 - by Patrick L. Lilly on Sep 14, 2011
    Climbed via the standard NE ridge route from Maroon Lake. It's steep, rough, and loose. Exit from the second gully, in particular, is not easy to figure out. The only other route to the summit is the...