Montezuma County High Point Trip Report

Hesperus Mountain (13,232 ft)

Date: September 24, 1994
Author: David Olson

I found Andy Martin on the road a little beyond Transfer Campground. I also found the guidebook access road is closed two miles east of Transfer Campground. I slept in my truck at the campground.

Next morning we drove up higher, to the Sharkstooth trailhead. A trail took us south of the West Mancos River and then dropped downstream. We struck off to climb up the side of the ridge at the shoulder. Climbing the upper ridge to the summit required crossing several minor cliff bands. It was more than I had done in a while, but we did see four dogs make it to the summit. We came down off the ridge further to the west.