Pyramid Peak – 14,018


I had some friends ask if I’d hike with them this weekend a peak I’d already summited.  Normally I like to hike solo, but it was fun hiking with others.  Everyone seemed to have a similar pace, which was nice.  What wasn’t so nice was the reservation system to get a permit to hike.  We paid $30 to park in the parking structure and take the bus in because we weren’t able to get a permit. That meant this had to be a multiple day hike.  They only let 15 people on the bus at a time (due to COVID).

I don’t have a lot of pictures of the hike because I’ve already done a trip report, so I’ll just post some highlights.

Our campsite, which had about 20 or so other people camping within a few yards


Crater Lake (near the campsite)


The gully, which had an actual TRAIL this time!  Last time I was here there was no  trail and the scree was awful.  What a nice surprise today!


The ridge to the summit after the gully


The “Leap of Faith”


The ledge


Some chimney climbing/scrambling


A rather cheeky goat that followed us all the way to the summit!!!



The summit


The summit marker


Views from the summit



Some goats just before the gully on the way down… also, a baby goat separated from its herd sounds just like a 3rd grader blowing as loud as they can through a recorder.  Seriously.


A look at the amphitheater from the top of the gully


And a topo map of the route


The Pyramid Peak Summit Sticker can be found here

Author: Laura M Clark

Laura has summited over 500 peaks above 13,000' solo, including being the first woman to solo summit all of the Colorado 14ers, as well as the centennials. After each hike, she writes trip reports for each one and publishes them on her blog, which is read by fans all over the world. Author of Wild Wanderer: Summiting Colorado’s 200 Highest Peaks, which is available to purchase on Amazon.

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