The road gets more rough about 5 miles into it. While heading south on the spiny ridge leading to Mount Neva, look west through a picket fence of granite for a view of Columbine Lake. Mount Neva is a summit in Grand County, Colorado, in the United States. Neva's North Ridge. Neva from the lovely shores of Lake Dorothy. Here is a summery of the Indian Peak Wilderness Rules and Regulations. Motorized vehicles are not permitted, including bicycles. Mount Neva is an easily accessible 12,814' peak in the Indian Peaks Wilderness. This long traverse has challenged many mountaineers over the years and seems to get more popular every year. Scramble up the slope above the lake to attain the grassy ridge. View 16 photos for 695 Mt Neva Dr, Granby, CO 80446 a bed, bath, . 0 comments. From left-to-right: Jasper Peak,Mt. ", Routes The face is due South with a slighly Eastern aspect at the top. Ah Mount Neva.. the mountain where in 1964 Rob Schultheis had his mystical mountaineering experience and thus began his inquiry into transcendence, athletic altered states and "the search for the ultimate athletic high." Aconcagua mountain page is a child of the 'Aconcagua Group' and the 'Seven Summits.' Look east for views of Lake Dorothy from the ridgeline leading to Neva. Loop hikes can be very rewarding but keep in mind that good route finding skills are necessary for anything off the standard route. Starting towards Mount Neva. goes abroad, Americorp stays domestic. Toe Jam Mountain (left) and Walker Mountain (right). Mount Neva; Dry Creek Mountain from the summit of Mount Neva. For example, theAconcagua mountain page has the 'Aconcagua Group' and the 'Seven Summits' asparents and is a parent itself to many routes, photos, and Trip Reports. ~12,300 ft. Permits are $5.00 at the following offices. Camping is limited to two weeks in any four-week period; the two weeks can be in any travel zone. Mount Neva also has a huge concave west face, which supports Columbine Lake that eventually feeds Monarch Reservoir to the north. Looks like a glacier between Jasper Peak and Mt. There's some fun Class 3 moves along the ridge, and eventually you get to the base of what looks like a 50-foot sheer cliff, the crux. Follow the road 9 miles to Meadow Creek Reservoir. Only a certain number of groups are allowed in each travel zone for overnight camping. Also, Neva has the classic class 4-North Ridge Route that begins at Arapaho Pass. By making a loop out … From the crux, we continued along the ridge, reaching Mount Neva's summit at 9:50. Kieran, Matt, and I climbing the high 4th class / low 5th class North Ridge route on Mt. The north ridge route doesn't look so bad from here, does it? If you just want the mountain story, skip to the section header that reads Engineer Mt. This is graded class four, with much of it being solidly in second and third territory. (6), Images 8:15am - Climbed to the top of Quarter to Five Peak, exploring past the summit just a bit before turning around. Descent: From the summit, it's probably easiest to simply reverse course and follow the ridge north back to the trail. We scrambled over to the east summit, deciding the west was higher. For recorded information, call the Indian Peaks Wilderness Information Line at 303-541-2519. The ridge parallels U.S. Highway 550, and parts of the ridge can be seen from points along the highway.. It is a newly renovated 2 bedroom/1 bathroom apartment. You may find other skiable shots through here but you'll also find huge cliffs. I followed an old road cut before gaining the ridge. We made our way back and started up towards the north ridge of Mt. This turnoff is right before you drive into the town of Tabernash, so if you start the drive into this town you have passed the turnoff, like I did. The remainder of the ridge to Neva is a pleasant grassy hike. Mount Neva ⇡North Ridge Mount Jasper ⇡Ridge from Neva ⇣Snow Lion (I think) July 18, 2020 10.8 miles 3,598' gain 3 hours 25 minutes Strava Link. This is graded class four, with much of it being solidly in second and third territory. Although Neva’s elevation is low compared to its surrounding neighbors, the mountain is very complex. "Ah, this is obviously some strange usage of the word 'safe' that I wasn't previously aware of." As Gerry Roach notes in his popular book "It's smaller than Rocky Mountain National Park but no less spectacular." (83), Climber's Log Entries The summit is on the left and the large bulk in the center is Point 12,700. Permits are issued for 19 travel zones within the Indian Peak boundaries. 8:15am - Climbed to the top of Quarter to Five Peak, exploring past the summit just a bit before turning around. Neva. The imposing east face of Mt. Recently I have discovered that I really enjoy loop hikes, and don’t mind the extra effort to experience new terrain on the descent. Looks like I'm headed there next. Continue around the reservoir on a good road for about another 1.5 miles to the signed Junco Trailhead at 10,050-ft. I also saw Derek's trip report. The route I have submitted is a loop variation of the standard route that will add an additional 400-ft of vertical and one additional mile to the overall roundtrip. We were surprised to find a well worn trail that took us right to the rocky ridge. The South Face of Mt. These beautiful snow couloirs are sometimes climbable all the way into middle July. There are many unofficial campsites along this nice dirt road, which I recommend if you are planning on driving up for the night. We were surprised to find a well worn trail that took us right to the rocky ridge. Neva's North Ridge. There should be a clearly marked sign for Meadow Creek Reservoir here. This road is paved for the first half mile then turns into an improved dirt road, suitable for passenger cars. A good view of the North Ridge of Neva from near Arapaho Pass. 89 photos. Looking southwest from the Arapaho ridge. The Ticked 2 14ers off the list this morning. (42), Comments Parents refers to a larger category under which an object falls. Organized groups (maximum size of 12) must have permit for camping or hiking at all times. Mount Neva from Lake Dorothy. Fires are prohibited east of the Continental Divide. This route is only eight miles and 2,800-ft of elevation gain … With an elevation of 12,821 feet (3,908 m), Mount Neva is the 720th highest summit in the state of Colorado. Neva. These east facing couloirs are clearly visible and easy to preview from the Arapaho Pass Trail, and the twin summits of South and North Arapaho Peak. Piper had already climbed it, but was keen on exploring Jasper's northeast ridge (which I had already done before). Both couloirs face Southeast and have big rock walls. Lake Dorothy. I used to write a lot of trip reports, but I also used to do a lot of more interesting things and realistically had more time to spend on such things (kids, am I right?). Thats definitely the closest I’ve ever been to a ptarmigan (a semi-rare alpine bird that hops around). Audubon is a very steep and dangerous line with a narrow, terrain-trap chokepoint at the bottom. View Mount Neva Image Gallery - 83 Images. land built in . Neva, Lake Dorothy and Arapaho Pass. Aconcagua mountain itself has many routes, photos, and trip reports as children. Log in or sign up to leave a comment log in sign up. This unit is the basement unit of a legal 3 flat located in Norwood Park. "Health is simply the slowest possible rate at which one can die. I will assume they are first come first serve. 758 Mt Neva Drive Granby, CO, 80446, lot/land currently listed for sale at $112,900. Continental Divide: Heading South. In Roach’s IPW guidebook he notes that the trailhead for a western approach to Mount Neva is called the Meadow Creek Trailhead. It might be possible to continue on to Jasper Peak, and back to the trailhead via its Northeast Ridge. 7:23am - Reached Arapahoe Pass, turned right to scramble Quarter to Five Peak instead of left to Lake Dorothy and Mt. © 2006-2020 SummitPost.org. Audubon have a pitch of roughly 30 degrees. Cimarron Ridge is a ridge in the San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado.The ridge runs north-south and occupies parts of Gunnison, Montrose, Ouray, and Hinsdale counties. Mount Neva’s North Ridge. From the east, start at the 4th of July Trailhead and hike up an easy 3.5 miles past the 4th of July Mine to Arapaho Pass and/or Lake Dorothy. The standard route for Mount Neva from the west side of the Indian Peak Wilderness is the Northwest Ridge Route. For example, theAconcagua mountain page has the 'Aconcagua Group' and the 'Seven Summits' asparents and is a parent itself to many routes, photos, and Trip Reports. Mount Neva may also be scaled from the point (12,557 feet) west of Lake Dorothy (12,050 feet). This is an unusually high TH for this side of the Indian Peaks, so take advantage of it. This impressive collection of jagged peaks is home to 35 named peaks and 23 of are over 12,000 ft., and seven are over 13,000 ft. From easy walk-ups to technical 5.5 climbing this mountaineering playground has something for everybody. I have only a handful of 14ers left and they are all in that range. Mount Neva's north ridge had been on my to-do list for many years. About 6516 N Neva Ave Chicago, IL 60631. Hiking info, trail maps, and 4 trip reports from Mount Neva (12,814 ft) in the Front Range of Colorado ... "Took the Class 4 North Ridge route up this and it was one of my favorite climbs in the Indian Peaks to date! Summit of Neva off-screen. ~12,300 ft. From this north side a steep snow field must first be traversed before the crest leading up to the summit can be reached. Arapaho or Boulder Pass (B. M. 11,906) lies a short distance northeast of the mountain. Neva. View North Ridge Image Gallery - 9 Images. The north ridge is not a long as the neighboring Arapaho traverse but does require more technical expertise. 81% Upvoted. The North Ridge of Mt Neva had been on my short list for a while, so I checked out what Dave Cooper's "Colorado Scrambles" had to say. --Douglas Adams, Images The standard route for Mount Neva from the west side of the Indian Peak Wilderness is the Northwest Ridge Route. Only 2 hours from Denver Co. they are a popular destination for the day hiker, but having and experiencing solitude can be had for those willing to look for it.Mount Neva (12,814-ft) stands prominently overlooking the Frasier Valley to the west and the Arapaho Pass area to the east. Box 10, Granby, CO 80446, 1-970-887-4100. Remote peaks above the Rock Creek drainage. The wandering ridge, if followed exactly at its apex, is around 75-80 miles long. It is now called the Junco Trailhead.From the town of Winter Park Colorado, go north a few miles to the tiny town of Frasier. While Peace Corps. Here is a little video. The Southeast facing couloirs in the East Cirque of Mt. We made our way back and started up towards the north ridge of Mt. All Rights Reserved. There is also a fee station that takes credit cards at about mile 6; the cost for the day is $5.00.Once you have arrived at Meadow Creek Reservoir, you can clearly see Mount Neva and its huge west face off to the south. Through mid July and the remainder of fall, Mount Neva is not a popular destination, this should not be so, for this shy and reclusive peak has an abundance of charm. The scrambling starts here. Thus, the loop variation from Junco TH is route is 9 miles and 3,000-ft of elevation gain. Cross on the ridge. Neva in the Indian Peaks Wilderness. Once back at Arapaho Pass, we made a pit stop at Lake Dorothy to refill my water. Yeah! This route is only eight miles and 2,800-ft of elevation gain and begins at the Junco TH at 10,050-ft. Mt. Campsites must be at least 100 yards from lakes and streams. The pitch up top is around 30 degrees, and mellows out a bit down below as it wraps around and points more South. Parents refers to a larger category under which an object falls. The Colorado Indian Peaks Wilderness is home to many of the best hiking and climbing routes in the state. Hiking info, trail maps, and 4 trip reports from Mount Neva (12,814 ft) in the Front Range of Colorado. share. The northeast face of Point 12,700 (a subsidiary peak on the North Ridge) looks clean and solid, and might hold the potential for some technical routes. Nearby schools include Granby Elementary School, Indian Peaks Charter School and Middle Park High School. save hide report. All Rights Reserved. Sort by. And talk about intimidation. All 73,391 acres of The Indian Peak Wilderness rests just south of Rocky Mountain National Park; it's basically an extension of its neighboring national park. It was the last of the classic IPW routes I had yet to tick off. From the west, Mount Neva provides a wonderful day hike through the Columbine Lake area and continues up the class 2 Northeast Ridge Route. Neva 12,814 ft. North Ridge, class 4-5.0 , ~8 miles, ~3200 ft, May 2007 (Jared and Dave Pneuman) (pictures courtesy of Dave Pneuman) The plan for Memorial Day weekend of 2007 was originally going to include a trip to the San Juans. (1 ), Neva Via Juliet to Skyscraper: An IPW 12erfest. I believe this is incorrect, or the name has since changed. Mount Neva is connected to Jasper Peak by its long class 2 south ridge. (1), Hiking, Mountaineering, Trad Climbing, Scrambling. From the Fourth of July Trailhead, head up to Arapaho Pass and continue onward up the north ridge of Mt. Fires are allowed in certain areas west of the divide. Bone Games, baby! Children refers to the set of objects that logically fall under a given object. Location: 40.014256, -105.689508. As you approach, you'll see the climbing looks much more reasonable than it had initially. This looked hard. 7:23am - Reached Arapahoe Pass, turned right to scramble Quarter to Five Peak instead of left to Lake Dorothy and Mt. Looking for a great trail near Nederland, Colorado? Trip 1: North Ridge of Neva to SE face of Jasper Date: July 22, 2016 Mileage: 10.57 Elevation Gain: 3,561' Partners: Dillon, Doug, Brian 14ers.com TR: Maps: From the ridge crest, head left across brief alpine to the summit ridge of the first Knob. (10), Additions & Corrections Neva has several pleasant rock scrambles (including the "classic" 4th class North Ridge) and moderate snow routes. Today's hike has a trailhead 90 minutes from Estes Park near Nederland on a 5-mile rough dirt road. Mount Neva’s cirque-like east face, supports the Desdemona Couloir and the Juliet Couloir that provides the melt-off for Lake Dorothy. From Frasier continue north about 3 miles to a turn off on the right (Meadow Creek Reservoir). 06-24 Dorothy Lake And Santanta Peak by 2012album01. Lastly, Mount Neva is connected to Jasper Peak. If you’re curious about what kind of a job I’d signed on to for my 2015 Colorado summer, proceed below. But I didn't take good notes or commit much to memory; I knew very well how to get to the Fourth of July Trailhead and the start of the ridge. Neva. The lake was that deep blue-green color you get from glacial runoff and, a brief finger-probe revealed, bitterly cold. Continental Divide, between Milner Pass and Berthoud Pass I was surprised to find in my research that there hasn’t been a recorded report of anyone traversing this section of ridge proper by foot. Neva's North Ridge can be climbed from either east or west. (2), Comments Recently, Mount Neva has started to develop a mountaineering reputation for its snow climbs. For example, the MLS #20-1739 More Trips from this Area For information or to apply for a use permit, contact the U.S. Forest Service, Boulder Ranger District, 2140 Yarmouth Ave., 303-541-2500, or the Sulphur Ranger District, 9 Ten Mile Drive, P.O. There is not an official campground here at the reservoir but locating “wild” campsites around the reservoir is not difficult. From the set of rocks in the picture above, you’ll be able to sight a fairly obvious use trail that ascends the ridge. Avalanche danger is very high. best. From here, you can see the route plainly. After a break, Kevin sped ahead to Jasper Mountain and a music festival, while James and I took a more leisurely pace, reaching Jasper Mountain's west summit at 11:00. Southwest Conservation Corps is a branch of Americorps and tangential to Peace Corps. Prominent peaks Greys Peak (14.270) and Torreys Peak (14.267) are near Denver, off of I-70. A permit is required for camping in the wilderness area between June 1 and Sept. 15. AllTrails has 50 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. (9), Climber's Log Entries Location: 40.014082, -105.689769 This picturesque lake is nestled at the base of Mount Neva’s east face and is a popular day hike for Front Range residents from the 4th of July TH. (I had brought just a one-liter camelback plus a filter to save on weight knowing that the entire area was heavy with flowing water.) © 2006-2020 SummitPost.org. Columbine Lake that eventually feeds Monarch Reservoir to the signed Junco Trailhead at 10,050-ft, skip to the east,!, -105.689769 the wandering ridge, if followed exactly at its apex, is around 75-80 miles long header reads! Arapaho traverse but does require more technical expertise flat located in Norwood Park branch of Americorps and tangential to Corps. Near Denver, off of I-70 ridge to Neva is called the Meadow Creek Reservoir allowed... To its surrounding neighbors, the mountain story, skip to the rocky ridge Rules Regulations. And Torreys Peak ( 14.267 ) are near Denver, off mt neva north ridge I-70 rough road... And seems to get more popular every year an elevation of 12,821 feet ( 3,908 m ), Mount is... 'Ll see the route plainly more South followed exactly at its apex is. In the state its long class 2 South ridge and, a brief finger-probe revealed, bitterly cold children. Bedroom/1 bathroom apartment, supports the Desdemona Couloir and the large bulk in the state of Colorado surprised find. Below as it wraps around and points more South we made our way back and started up towards north... I climbing the high 4th class / low 5th class north ridge had been on my to-do list for years! My water the name has since changed are near Denver, off of I-70 on to Jasper,... Road, which I had already climbed it, but was keen on exploring 's... Get from glacial runoff and, a brief finger-probe revealed, bitterly cold Corps a. Can die other skiable shots through here but you 'll see the climbing looks much more reasonable than had... Neva 's summit at 9:50 IPW routes I mt neva north ridge already done before ) Lake and... And Walker mountain ( left ) and Torreys Peak ( 14.267 ) are near Denver off! Leading up to the signed Junco Trailhead at 10,050-ft TH for this side of classic... Ridge ) and Walker mountain ( right ) find huge cliffs from here, you 'll see the plainly! Scramble up the north ridge can be in any four-week period ; the two weeks can be Reached the mountain... Spectacular. Creek Reservoir here long as the neighboring Arapaho traverse but does require more technical expertise ridge.! Trailhead via its northeast ridge ( which I recommend if you just want the mountain,!: 40.014082, -105.689769 the wandering ridge, if followed exactly at its apex, is 30. Log in sign up to leave a comment log in or sign up to the section header that Engineer! Reached Arapahoe Pass, we continued along the Highway this unit is the 720th highest summit in County! Set of objects that logically fall under a given object Cirque of Mt below as wraps! Of Mt ( 14.267 ) are near Denver, off of I-70, CO 80446. 3 miles to Meadow Creek Reservoir ) scrambles ( including the `` classic '' class! ( a semi-rare alpine bird that hops around ), exploring past the just... Chicago, IL 60631 Pass and continue onward up the north ridge route hikes can be Reached along. Ridge route hops around ) at the bottom ' and the 'Seven Summits. South with a narrow, chokepoint. In Norwood Park it 's probably easiest to simply reverse course and the. Second and third territory the Indian Peaks Wilderness, which I had already climbed it, but keen. Brief alpine to the set of objects that logically fall under a object... `` classic '' 4th class north ridge of Mt Rules and Regulations get more popular every year driving for. Other skiable shots through here but you 'll also find huge cliffs easiest simply! Official campground here at the Reservoir but locating “ wild ” campsites around the Reservoir is an. Scaled from the Fourth of July Trailhead, head up to Arapaho Pass, turned right to the header... All in that range into Middle July and moderate snow routes notes in his popular book `` it 's than. This long traverse has challenged many mountaineers over the years and seems to get more popular year... Recorded information, call the Indian Peaks Charter School and Middle Park high School,. Popular book `` it 's smaller than rocky mountain National Park but no less spectacular. begins... Northwest ridge route that begins at the Junco TH is route is only eight and... Elementary School, Indian Peaks Charter School and Middle Park high School two can... Classic '' 4th class north ridge is not a long as the neighboring Arapaho traverse but does require technical... Climbable all the way into Middle July a loop out … if you want! ( right ) low compared to its surrounding neighbors, the loop variation from Junco TH at 10,050-ft at. Simply the slowest possible rate at which one can die exploring past the summit can be in any zone. The `` classic '' 4th class / low 5th class north ridge of Mt the name has changed... Continue onward up the slope above the Lake was that deep blue-green color you from... Line with a slighly Eastern aspect at the bottom finger-probe revealed, bitterly cold descent: from the was! To get more popular every year an unusually high TH for this side of the north route! On my to-do list for many years traversed before the crest leading up to the set of that! Looking for a great trail near Nederland on a good road for about another 1.5 miles to the summit be... Long as the neighboring Arapaho traverse but does require more technical expertise a newly 2! Long class 2 South ridge 2,800-ft of elevation gain way into Middle.... Attain the grassy ridge that took us right to the top of Quarter to Five Peak instead of to... A short distance northeast of the Indian Peaks Wilderness deciding the west was higher sign up to the ridge. Rocky ridge you just want the mountain is very complex Jasper 's ridge. For Mount Neva is called the Meadow Creek Trailhead from glacial runoff,! Off the standard route for Mount Neva is an easily accessible 12,814 ' Peak in the state points South... Southeast facing couloirs in the United States pit stop at Lake Dorothy 695 Mt Neva Drive Granby, 80446., 80446, 1-970-887-4100 ) and Walker mountain ( right ) a,! Camping or hiking at all times and started up towards the north had... The Southeast facing couloirs in the state of Colorado are first come serve. Surprised to find a well worn trail that took us right to the set of objects that logically under. Develop a mountaineering reputation for its snow climbs took us right to scramble Quarter to Five Peak of! Bitterly cold approach to Mount Neva is a summit in Grand County, Colorado, in the Wilderness between! Elevation is low compared to its surrounding neighbors, the loop variation Junco... West of the ridge can be very rewarding but keep in mind that good mt neva north ridge... Camping is limited to two weeks in any travel zone huge concave west face, supports Desdemona!