Square Top Mountain from Guanella Pass

Trip Date:Jun-18-2004
Trailhead Name:Guanella Pass
Trailhead Elevation:11,670 Feet
Elevation Gain:2,125 Feet
Route Name:Southeast Ridge
Round Trip Length:6.5 Miles
Trip Duration:5h 45m
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Square Top Mountain

Elevation:13,794 Feet Square Top Mountain
Rank:Not Ranked
Range:Front (Southern)
Our goal: Square Top Mountain. Looking towards the start of the trail from Guanella Pass. A view on the trail that winds up the valley.
Our goal: Square Top Mountain. Looking towards the start of the trail from Guanella Pass. A view on the trail that winds up the valley.
One of the Square Top lakes along the route. Brian with Square Top Mountain in the background. The TRAIL sign leading us through the tundra.
One of the Square Top lakes along the route. Brian with Square Top Mountain in the background. The TRAIL sign leading us through the tundra.
Looking towards Mount Bierstadt as clouds approach. The clouds roll in along with fog and snow and rain. Matthew poses in the rain and clouds.
Looking towards Mount Bierstadt as clouds approach. The clouds roll in along with fog and snow and rain. Matthew poses in the rain and clouds.
Matthew makes his way up the slope to the summit ridge. Brian poses at the cairn on top of the summit. Matthew on top of Square Top Mountain.
Matthew makes his way up the slope to the summit ridge. Brian poses at the cairn on top of the summit. Matthew on top of Square Top Mountain.
The summit cairn. Winds were 40-50 mph on top. Looking into a valley as the weather clears on the way down. Matthew checks out Mount Bierstadt on the way back.
The summit cairn. Winds were 40-50 mph on top. Looking into a valley as the weather clears on the way down. Matthew checks out Mount Bierstadt on the way back.
Brian poses with Mount Bierstadt and the Sawtooth Ridge in the background.
Brian poses with Mount Bierstadt and the Sawtooth Ridge in the background.