Horseshoe Mountain

Featured photo of Horseshoe Mountain

Horseshoe Mountain is seen over South Park as the mountain with the large circular cirque. It is one of Colorado's highest 100 peaks, although it receive much less attention than the fourteener Mt. Sherman, its neighbor to the north. Horseshoe is most often climbed from Leavick or from Weston Pass.

Elevation (feet): 13,898
Elevation (meters): 4,236
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Central Colorado Ranges
State: Colorado
Latitude: 39.1858
Longitude: -106.185
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Nearest major airport: Denver
Convenient Center: Fairplay

Thanks to Kirk Mallory for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

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

There are 5 trip reports for Horseshoe Mountain.

Select any entry from the list below:

  • Log #21026 - by Sylvia Healey on Sep 14, 2007
    We rode our four wheelers from the Ephrim canyon road north along skyline drive for about 3 miles or so. There was a small dirt road leading over to the top of the cliffs of the first horseshoe and...
  • Log #13481 - by Paul R Stern on July 03, 2001
    My goal was to solo the Boudoir Coulior on the SW side of the Bowl. Roach mentioned that it stays "in condition" until early July. Not this year. Lots of rock fall down the coulior, and the...
  • Log #13480 - by Alison Akers & Joe Phaup on July 02, 2001
    While staying in our cabin in Horseshoe Gulch my friend and I ventured out from Old Leavick Mill to climb to miner's cabin on top of Horseshoe. I've heard of the log book inside but couldn't find it...
  • Log #13482 - by Jay Eggleston on Dec 25, 2000
    Climbed all peaks from Horseshoe to Mosquito Pass.
  • Log #13483 - by Kirk Mallory on Feb 07, 2000
    Drove to within about 1 mile east of Leavick, then climbed Horseshoe Mountain, Peerless Mountain, and then Mt. Sheridan. A very long 10 hour 15 minute day.