Colorado 14ers: Mount Lindsey

A stout 3,382-foot climb up scree-filled gullies ends with rewarding sights on this solitary Sangre de Cristo summit.
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A stout 3,382-foot climb up scree-filled gullies ends with rewarding sights on this solitary Sangre de Cristo summit.

-Mapped by Rick Simkins

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 6.3

Waypoints

LIN001

Location: 37.6235656738281, -105.472930908203

Head S on Lily Lake Trail through grassy meadows surrounded by conifer forest; Blanca Peak's pointed summit looms to the S

LIN002

Location: 37.6098937988281, -105.47331237793

Bear L @ Y, heading S on climber's trail

LIN003

Location: 37.6093444824219, -105.473075866699

Rock hop across river, then continue S through forest

LIN004

Location: 37.6053619384766, -105.473045349121

Trail curves to the SE, skirting talus-covered slopes on the L

LIN005

Location: 37.6013679504394, -105.469680786133

Pass an old mine shaft; continue ascent of gully, following the stream

LIN006

Location: 37.5941848754883, -105.467674255371

Head SE across open basin toward the saddle connecting Iron Nipple and Mt. Lindsey

LIN007

Location: 37.5893821716309, -105.455711364746

Cross the Alamosa-Costilla county line and head SE along the saddle toward Mt. Lindsey; look SW down the ridge to find Blanca Peak

LIN008

Location: 37.5881004333496, -105.451965332031

Follow climber's trail around the NW ridge to Lindsey's N face; scramble up steep, scree-covered gullies toward the upper ridge

LIN009

Location: 37.5853424072266, -105.447052001953

Continue SE along the upper ridge to Lindsey's pyramid-shaped summit

LIN010

Location: 37.5838203430176, -105.444801330566

Mt. Lindsey (14,042 ft.): Look out across barren, rocky ridgelines from Lindsey's isolated summit; Ellingwood Point, Blanca Peak and Little Bear Peak can be seen to the SW