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Quandary Peak

Hyway 82, Hoosier Pass area, Mount Quandary, Breckenridge, CO
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Ranked #13 of 29 attractions in Breckenridge
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Seattle, Wa
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83 reviews 83 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Getting acclimatized to the high elevations of Breckenridge takes 2-3 days, but if you have the energy and love a good hike, quandary peak is a "14er" that you won't forget. The parking and trailhead were at about 11,000 feet, so you have over 3k in elevation gain. also saw at least a dozen mountain goats, they don't fear humans...really... More

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Denver, Colorado
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Our first 14er. We live in CO and hike at 8000'elev several times a week. But it was HARD. Stupid rocks KILL your toes on the decent. Wear cushioned socks. My poor toes. Trekking poles a huge plus. Bring more water and snacks than you think u need. Excited to have it on our DONE list and can't wait to... More

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Denver, Colorado
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61 reviews 61 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We used Gerry Roachs book to hike Quandary. We chose a loop starting out in the blue lake trailhead. Our itinerary was to be taking the West Ridge route to the summit and then the Cristo Couloir on the way down. When we arrived at the Blue lake trailhead there was a sign but no real map. We headed out... More

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Iowa
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We flatlanders took about 7 hours to summit and come back down. We were two 40s and two late teens. It was hard. And there is no air. We got nauseous. We started at about 6 am, thank goodness because storms started as soon as we got down. It is hard, but worth it! The "room" at the top was... More

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Brenham, Texas
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We are not in shape to hike further than the 4 floors of our townhouse. We drove up Blue Lakes road to the trail head. Beautiful waterfall and views from the road. Several mountain goats were at the parking lot. The road is gravel and narrow in spots but we made it without 4 wheel drive. We will be back.

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Rockford, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Quandary peak is not technically difficult, but it's a grueling hike as you pass through a large area of shale and loose rocks. Beware the false summit. It's still an incredible place to hike as the scenery is incredible. Keep an eye out for the mountain goats and be sure to head up there in the morning so you can... More

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Breckenridge, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Quandary is a great 1st 14er so that you can get used to what you are getting yourself into. It is a relatively easy walk up the mountain but you gotta be in shape. Remember these are the Rocky Mountains. You are climbing on what looks like a pile of rocks/boulders that have been dumped there by God.

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This is a prime place to hike and ski. Our experience was hiking above 14,000 feet in the prime Colorado landscape. Not for the fain at heart, but a must hike for the enthusiast.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This place was first recommended by our ski instructor. After a mornings skiing find a little extra energy to clomp your way out past the Maggie across the plaza and down the steps to this grill. The staff are welcoming, the service is good and the food quality and prices will make you glad you made the effort. Fish tacos,... More

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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

I went up with my dad and my uncle, and it was really fun! We didn't see many people until we reached the summit, which was all cloudy so we couldn't see anything, but we still had a great time enjoying the views from about halfway up the mountain. It was really fun, especially for my child mind to screen... More

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