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Summiting Huron Peak

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Distance: 6.7 miles


Huron is one of the Colorado 14ers. It's not as hard as some of the others, but it will get your heart pumping.
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We were hiking a section of the CDT, and on day 3 we  found ourselves camped out less than a mile from the trailhead of this hike. 

It's hard to pass up the opportunity to summit a mountain that's over 14,000 ft.  Especially since I was just visitning from Arizona where 12,500 is about as high as you can get.  So we decided to do it.

Huron Peak is a pretty mild 14er. It's still over 14,000 ft, but it's easier than many of the others.  The trail is very well maintained, and the hike is not horribly hard. 

Once you get above the tree line, you hit some plains
full of wildflowers, and there is a major water source flowing from snow melt.  

As you gain more elevation, you will have to scramble a little through slight rougher trail.  There are loose rocks, and the air is thin, so the hike becomes slightly more strenuous.  But still it is not vrey technical, and though we did pass a few less avid hikers on the way up, they all made it to the top eventually.

This is a great hike.

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