Not sure if you missed a turn or not, but Cheyenne Mountain doesn't have a very clear summit. There is, of course, a highpoint toward the southwestern end of the rolling top, but there are also other points that could count, including The Horns in the north (on private property) and Robber's Roost in the Southeast (on soon to be public, but currently private property. You can reach the highest point by going to the gentle ridge just north of the aspen meadows and following it southwest. The real goal, for me, though, are those wonderful aspen meadows hidden on the top. Above is a map that helps explain things. Click it for a larger image.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Where is Cheyenne Mountain's Summit?
I got this comment from a reader today: We tried to hike to the Cheyenne Mountain Summit on Sunday and it just seemed to be going downhill forever. Did we miss a turn? We had the Pikes Peak Atlas with us and still felt like we were never climbing "up" to the summit.After an hour, we turned back and climbed up and out. It was a beautiful trail even tho we weren't sure if we missed a turn.
Posted by Dave Philipps at 7:37 AM