Redcloud and Sunshine Peaks Route Guide | Great Starter 14ers

Redcloud Peak and Sunshine Peak are one of the only easy pairs of peaks to bag in the San Juans. The 12.25 mile route to climb them both is only Class 2 and is readily accessible. The toughest thing about this climb is just the time it takes to reach the trailhead in the first place, deep in southern Colorado. In return for the long drive, you’ll find plenty of solitude compared to the Front Range peaks near Denver. If you have time, consider climbing Handies Peak nearby, another popular 14er. Start planning your trip here with my Redcloud and Sunshine Peaks Route Guide.

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Redcloud and Sunshine Peaks Route Guide

Alex Derr, Creator of The Next Summit

Alex is an Eagle Scout and mountaineer living in Denver, Colorado. He created The Next Summit to help others stay safe exploring the mountains and advocate to preserve the peaks for the future. You can subscribe to his Next Summit Newsletter here.

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