La Garita Mountains

JMorgan climb 14er

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The La Garita Mountains are home to San Luis Peak, at 14,022 feet of elevation. San Luis is the highest peak in the La Garita Wilderness Area.  The La Garita’s are a sub-range of the San Juan Mountains, located to the east of the main range.  San Luis Peak’s challenge lies in access, being two hours hike from the nearest paved road. Categorized as a Class 1 climb, best suited for July or August.

In addition to San Luis Peak, this Wilderness Area has several 13ers, including: Stewart Peak, Phoenix Peak, Organ Mountain, La Garita Peak, and Baldy Alto.

Stewart Peak: 13,983 Feet High
Phoenix Peak: 13,895 Feet High
Organ Mountain: 13,801 Feet High
La Garita Peak: 13,698 Feet High
Baldy Cinco: 13,383 Feet High
Baldy Alto: 13,698 Feet High
Baldy Cinco:13,383 Feet High
Conejos Peak: 13,172 Feet High

USFS Campgrounds:
Hidden Valley Tent Campground
Williams Creek

GMUG National Forest
Gunnison District Office
216 N. Colorado
Gunnison, CO 81230
(970) 641-0471

Rio Grande National Forest
Divide & Saguache Ranger Districts
Creede Office
304 South Main Street
Creede, CO 81130
(970) 658-2556


Wilderness Net: La Griata
San Luis Peak:
San Luis Peak: