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UPDATESWhat we've been doing

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    Hi everyone! Good to be back on El Diente. This season we have opened the new trail we built last year and closing the old trail! … Read More >>

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  • The Work that Will Last a Century  – July 20, 2015

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Pyramid Peak

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  • Elevation: 14,018 feet (47th highest)
  • Maps:USGS Quad: Maroon Bells
    Trails Illustrated® – TOPO Map # 128
    Click here to purchase Trails Illustrated® maps for this route.
  • Contact:US Forest Service, Aspen Ranger District (970) 925-3445

Recommended Route

Northeast Ridge Route—use of this route will help to reduce impacts to this Fourteener’s fragile alpine environment. For detailed route information including pictures, maps, and elevation profiles, click here.

Route Information and Additional Resources

The trailhead is approximately 10 miles from Aspen at the Maroon Lake Campground. Maroon lake road is closed to personal vehicle travel from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM from mid-June to mid-September. At these times, a shuttle bus must be used. Contact the bus company at 970-925-8484 for the latest information on the shuttle.

The trail runs southwest towards Crater Lake (camping is restricted at Crater Lake to designated sites 1-11) and then cuts off south from the Crater Lake trail and climbs Pyramid’s northeast ridge. The route up Pyramid is complex, has significant exposure, and contains dangerous loose rock. Loose rock is hazardous not just to the climber but to hikers below.

The above information does not replace the need to consult additional maps and Colorado Fourteener Guidebooks for more detailed route descriptions. We suggest checking multiple resources before departing on any hike. Keep in mind that not all guidebooks list this as a recommended route and that each guidebook’s description or route name may vary slightly.

Peak Specific Environmental and Safety Concerns

Do not leave any ropes, hardware or slings along the route. These would be considered “permanent structures” and would be inappropriate for the Wilderness.

Pyramid is one of the most challenging and dangerous Fourteeners. Make sure you have knowledge and experience before climbing this peak.