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  • Writer's pictureJoanna Lee

Mount Warren + Rogers Peak

June 29, 2024

Mount Warren + Rogers Peak | 13,314 feet + 13,361 feet

Route: AllTrails | Mount Warren and Rogers Peak

4 miles; 1322 feet elevation gain

Total time: 2 hours 20 minutes

I was in the market for some easier peaks this weekend, with family joining me, but wanted to go somewhere new. I stumbled across these peaks in my research and it was a great morning. Currently the wildflowers are absolutely incredible up here, more variety than I have seen anywhere else this year. You do need a Mount Blue Sky Recreation Area reservation to do this hike. These passes are released ahead of time but additional passes are released two days before, which is when I secured this one. If you purchase the 8AM pass you can arrive at any time but you must display this in your car. If you buy a later pass you cannot arrive until that time. We arrived at Summit Lake at 7:30AM on a Saturday and there were still many parking spots left.

From Summit Lake you can head right up the tundra to the rock band in your line of sight, you can also park a little further back on the road at the other parking lot and head up to the rock band from there. This route is all off-route, there is no marked trail and you are traversing across tundra. This is a wilderness area with a fragile ecosystem so please familiarize yourself with proper hiking practices to minimize your impact. You will also likely see mountain goats in this area.

It is a quick 0.5 miles with 400 feet of elevation gain to your first summit, very easy. From there you begin a 1.5 mile hike to Rogers Peak. There are a few ways to can do this route varying from tundra walking to a direct-ridge talus hopping approach, we did a combination of both. Either way there are quite a lot of rocks to navigate along the route especially in the final climb to the summit. Then, you head back the way you came. You have beautiful views of the surrounding cliff faces, mountains and multiple alpine lakes below the entire time. This would be a beautiful route for a quick sunset hike in the summer. Overall, fairly quick and easy but don't underestimate the talus hoping in adding time onto your outing.

Hike Details:

Trailhead: Summit Lake - requires a reservation (see below).

Bathrooms: bathrooms at trailhead.

Trash: garbage at trailhead.

Dog-friendly: this route is dog friendly but dogs must be on-leash in Mount Blue Sky Wilderness.

Recent Conditions: see peak conditions.

Forecast: (nearest peak).

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