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Hiking Taylor Peak A

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

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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

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Notice: The material presented in this route guide may not be comprehensive or precise and should not be solely relied upon when planning your climb. Inadequate experience, physical fitness, supplies, or equipment may result in injury or fatality.

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Alex Derr, Founder of The Next Summit

Alex Derr is an Eagle Scout, climber, and environmental policy expert located 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. Follow him on Linkedin or Twitter or click here to contact him.

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