Sunlight Peak
La Plata County, Colorado
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20 :40 hrs
8.6 mi
5769 ft

Sunlight Peak is one of Colorado's 14ers and is a rugged peak that is part of a threesome of 14ers reached through Chicago Basin. You will need to take the train from Durango to Needleton to reach the base camp at Chicago Basin. The hike to Chicago Basin is easy and offers beautiful scenery. From the basin climb north to Twin Lakes then heading east to the saddle between Sunlight and Windom Peaks. Continue east toward a gully that separates Sunlight and “Sunlight Spire”. The remaining route involves Class 3 climbing. You will find a key hole in the ridge that you can pass through to reach the summit. The final summit pitch is very exposed with class 4 moves across a gap. There is only room for 2 people on the summit block.

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