Mesa County High Point Trip Report

Leon Peak

Date: July 5, 1997
Author: David Olson

I started from the Weir & Johnson Reservoir on the Delta county half of Grand Mesa, a crowded campground on Fourth of July weekend. I followed a road or trail of inconsequential ups and downs westwards to another road and then climbed up the second road to a narrow lake, long in the cross-wise direction. I went left around it. That was miserable. The right side has miserable boggy spots, but it is less miserable than the left side.

From the lake I bushwhacked and mosquito-whacked uphill. There are three steep pitches to climb, separated by benches or flat areas. The top has a building and nice views. On my return I took the "right-side" around the narrow lake. The second road, which leads to the narrow lake, is a signed turn-off to "Twin Lakes" at the main road and would probably make a better trailhead.