Delta County High Point Trip Report

Mt Lamborn

Date: September 4, 2000
Author: Charlie Winger

We drove to Crawford and took Colorado 42 to the forest boundary. The road was very passable to this point. After that, we found the forest service road down to the trail head to be very rough and somewhat steep. Locals informed us that if it got wet you would need chains to get back out to the county road. We car camped at the fence which is the normal parking area for vehicles. There is a fresh water supply pipe coming out of the stream by the parking area.

We hiked the road/trail for approximately 1.5 hours to a trail junction in a flat, open area. At this point we turned left and reached another trail junction in approximately 15 minutes. This is the Inter-Ocean Pass (FT 890) junction to the right and FT 834/894, Bell Creek to the left.

We took FT 894 to the left (west) and continued on in that direction toward Bell Creek. Thirty minutes of hiking on the trail past two drainages brings you to the "Mt. Lamborn Summit" trail which is located on a saddle at 9,550 feet. This trail does not appear on any maps, however, you can't miss it. Just follow this trail up to the summit making a left turn at a saddle at 10,550 feet into the trees and then another left just a few minutes later as you exit the trees. Watch out for this last turn. We placed a log across the "use" trail as it isn't a good way to go.

Approximate times: Up 3.5 hours. Down 2.0 hours.