Horseshoe Mountain Route Guide | An Easy Centennial 13er

When you first see Horseshoe Mountain, you immediately understand how it got its name. The eastern face of the peak is dominated by a massive glacial cirque cut by ice over thousands of years. The similarity to a great horseshoe is impossible to miss. Despite the massive cliffs, the main route is an easy Class 1 hike to the top on a 4WD for much of the way. This provides a very gradual slope most of the way up to the summit. Plan your trip up to the top with this Horseshoe Mountain Route Guide.

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Horseshoe Mountain Route Guide - East 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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