Hiking Taylor Peak A | A Great, Quick Elk Range 13er

In the eastern Elk Mountains, overlooking the headwaters of the Taylor River, you’ll find Taylor Peak A. It’s not a particularly tall 13er, but it’s a quick 4 mile round-trip ascent that offers solitude and stunning views for those who climb to its summit. With nothing beyond class 2 scrambling required to reach its peak, it’s a fantastic day trip in an area that’s not known for it’s easy, single-day summits. However, it involves off-trail bushwacking – so be prepared! Before hiking Taylor Peak A, plan your adventure with my route guide and information below. 

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Hiking Taylor Peak A - Southeast Slopes

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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