Missouri Mountain

  • Missouri Mountain
  • 4288 m.
  • Primary factor 258 m.
  • 36th in Colorado
  • Location: North 38:56.854, West 106:22.710
  • Climbed September 17, 2000


How to get there: See the description under Mount Belford.
Route description: We walked from the Belford side of the ridge connecting Mount Oxford and Mount Belford at an easy and well marked trail down to Elkhead pass. From here more elavation is lost as we drop into the Elkhead basin to the bottom of the obvious scree and grass slope leading to the Missouri Mountain north-west ridge. Climbers can hike directly to this point from the trailhead in Vicksburg instead of climbing Mount Belford first (as we did, see information on Mount Belford).
Comments: The Missouri Mountain north-west ridge has some entertaining light scramble if one decides to stay on the (very) top of the ridge. Most people bypass this challenge by staying right of the main obstacles.