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Arapahoe Peaks  


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Elevation: 13,502'
Location: 40.0267, -105.649 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

The Arapahoe Peaks, located west of Boulder in the heart of the Indian Peaks wilderness are host to a few ridges and couloirs of note. Great views and easy access override the annoyance of the Boulder watershed prohibition area to the east of the mountains.

Getting There 

Drive up Boulder Canyon (CO 119) to Nederland and follow signs to Eldora (the town, not the ski area). Drive through the town and up the dirt road, bearing right to the [Fourth] of July trailhead. Use the appropriate trail to approach your climb. Roach's book is a good reference.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.7 miles from here

1 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Arapahoe Peaks:
South Ridge        Trad, Alpine, 2000'   
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Featured Route For Arapahoe Peaks
South Arapahoe as seen from North Arapahoe.  Late ...

South Ridge   CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Arapahoe Peaks
The South Ridge of North Arapahoe Peak (13,502') is the most direct way to summit the highest peak in the Indian Peaks Wilderness. Roach calls this a classic, but in the conditions I did this traverse in, I had trouble even giving it one star. The 0.6 mile traverse from South Arapahoe (13,397') in which you hardly gain or lose any elevation was loose, wet, and exposed at all the wrong times. Pulling an overhung 5.4 boulder problem off snow in mountain boots with a 1500' drop to the Arapahoe g...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Photos of Arapahoe Peaks Slideshow Add Photo
Mt. Neva, with the Gore Range in the distance, fro...
Mt. Neva, with the Gore Range in the distance, fro...
South Arapahoe Peak.
South Arapahoe Peak.
North face of North Arapahoe from Navajo Peak.
North face of North Arapahoe from Navajo Peak.
Arapaho Glacier.
Arapaho Glacier.
North Arapahoe Pk in early July 2011.
North Arapahoe Pk in early July 2011.
South Arapaho, winter, viewed from the south-south...
BETA PHOTO: South Arapaho, winter, viewed from the south-south...
The traverse from South Arapahoe to North Arapahoe...
The traverse from South Arapahoe to North Arapahoe...

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By Jeremy Monahan
From: Fort Fun, CO
May 6, 2006
Anyone been up any of the couloirs on Arapahoe this year?? If so, what are the conditions like? Thanks.
By JVonD
From: Boulder, CO
Mar 2, 2010
Amazing scenes from South and North Arapahoe Peaks in the beautiful Colorado Front Range out side of Boulder.
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