Please see the refuge Hunting and Fishing brochure for regulations and additional information. From UN 13,462 A, simply follow the ridge crest west toward Browns Peak. It is a Class 2 hike from Lulu Gulch and can be easily sequenced with UN 13,462 A. Site migration work continues and will be completed by year end. Anyone who is interested in visiting Browns Gulch can print the free topographic map and street map using the link above. Should be corrected now...Not sure how that happened. At Winfield, turn south and cross the creek and continue south, then SW on CR390.2B. Walk on up to the saddle and turn left to follow the easy ridge for a pleasant stroll to the summit of UN13,462. If starting from the bridge across Clear Creek, just south of Winfield, 4WD or higher clearance is not required, but this increases overall mileage by about 1.5. The view from Brown’s summit is certainly one to remember. 13,518 which has some minor rock outcrops to navigate around. Entrance to Brown's Hole, 1877. The few people who venture as far as the state’s northwesternmost corner are richly rewarded. They reside about 60 miles northeast of Phoenix. The fast and easy way to access benefit information - anytime and anywhere. © 2020 The Climbing Cooneys. This is largely a tundra stroll though the summit is an interesting conglomeration of broken rock outcrops. Here's a pretty photo of the trail with some greenery. This basin is filled with tons of wildflowers. Difficulty: Easy Accessibility: Hike Trail Length: 1.6 miles Elevation Gain: 319 ft. Elevation Loss: 319 ft. - Fitzpatrick Peak: For a few tenths of a mile, the Browns Creek Trail and the Colorado Trail merge. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. As we gained elevation, the views of Browns Peak as well as the Elk Mountains began to get better and better. Browns Peak is covered by the Winfield, CO US Topo Map quadrant Anyone who is interested in visiting Browns Gulch can print the free topographic map and street map using the link above. The trail enters a meadow with a grand view of Jones Peak (elevation 13,569'). A view from 13er Browns Peak along the Lulu Gulch route to 14er Huron Peak in Sawatch Range in Colorado!! The valley begins in far eastern Utah, approximately 25 miles (40 km) downstream from Flaming Gorge Dam, and follows the river downstream into Colorado, ending at the Gates of Lodore in Dinosaur National Monument. A profusion of wildflowers grow amid the meadows around the lake basin during the height of the summer. If starting from the bridge across Clear Creek, just south of Winfield, 4WD or higher clearance is not required, but this increases overall mileage by about 1.5. Thanks to all who have contributed for their support! On a clear day from the summit of Browns you can see all fifteen of the Sawatch fourteeners. Here you’ll find sweeping views of the Arkansas River Valley and the Sawatch Range in south-central Colorado, near Buena Vista. Due to the popularity of its neighbor, Browns Peak sees few summits. Colorado’s Last Frontier. The USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) publishes a set of the most commonly used topographic maps of the U.S. called US Topo that are separated into rectangular quadrants that are printed at 22.75"x29" or larger. All rights reserved. Leadville Ranger DistrictSan Isabel National Forest2013 N. PoplarLeadville, CO 80461 Phone: (719) 486-0749 Fax: (719) 486-0928. . From the summit of Huron, you can descend on the Huron trail back down to FR390.2B and walk north back to your vehicle. Continue for another 1.5 mile to another junction, turn left and ascend into Lulu Gulch. Be sure to get an early start so that you can beat any weather that may arise while you're out on this 10+ mile hike. --Frank Wilczek, Images Climb to the summit of Browns (easy class 2). Browns Peak is located in the San Isabel National Forest and Leadville Ranger District. The Four Peaks rise dramatically out of the desert ascending about 5,000 feet from the desert floor. Elk, mule deer, waterfowl, and songbirds are abundant. Begin hiking up the old mining road through forest and up multiple switchbacks for the first mile. You should also be able to see hikers reaching the summit of Huron Peak about 1.5 miles south. For a descent, either return as you came or head over to tag Brown's Peak, a higher but unranked summit because it does not rise the required 300 feet above the connecting saddle with Huron. Length 4.7 miElevation gain 1909 ftRoute type Out & back If using this general trailhead description for access to peaks up the Lake Fork of Clear Creek (Clohesy Lake), then do not drive all the way to Winfield. I may be wrong but I think there is a cabin Ouray called Browns Cabin. References. Western Colorado Browns Park Trail. Look carefully at the signs and always double check with your topographical map. From Brown's Peak, it is also possible to continue along the ridge south to Huron Peak at no more than a Class 2+ level. Since the road no longer shows on the Forest Service map, it has likely been closed permanently. Browns Gulch is in the Valleys category for San Juan County in the state of Colorado. Once gaining the saddle you have spectacular views of Huron. Cheers, View Browns Peak Image Gallery - 17 Images. To the southeast of Green River City, across the border in Colorado, was an area cut off by mountains, desert, and distance, known as "Brown's Hole" and now called "Brown's Park." Browns Peak is located in the heart of the Sawatch Range and is thirteen miles from the closest paved road. Distance: 5.8 miles (round trip) to Browns Falls 12.0 miles (round trip) to Browns Lake; Elevation: 8,920-ft. at Trailhead 9,870-ft. at Browns Falls 11,320-ft. at Browns Lake; Elevation Gain: 950-ft. to Browns Falls 2,400-ft. to Browns Lake ; Difficulty: moderate-strenuous; More Hikes in: Buena Vista / Central Colorado Browns Park from Mapcarta, the free map. At a little over .7 mile after crossing Clear Creek, just south of Winfield is the turnoff for the blocked road to Lulu Gulch, UN 13,462 A and Browns Peak. Browns Peak is the highest of the Four Peaks and Maricopa County. Passenger cars will have trouble continuing past Winfield however. There are several at-large spots available. No permits or fees are required to climb or camp. From Pt.13,518, the going will be rockier with some minor problems and as you approach the summit of Huron, you'll encounter the typical broken rock of the higher altitudes, but you will have the aid of the official Huron trail which you'll pick up just a little south of Pt.13,518. Camping before Winfield can be difficult because of private property and the large number of people coming to climb Belford, Oxford and Missouri. If you plan on climbing both Browns and Huron, park in a pull-off near the Huron/Browns junction and ascend the road on foot. This trailhead is used for both Huron Peak and routes to the Apostles. Brown Mountain Mine (in Ouray County, Colorado - Hear Me Chiefs speech) Brown Mountain, Colorado (Uncompahgre River, Cement Creek, etc...) Some time in the middle of 2010, wealthy author/collector/archaeologist Forrest Fenn hid a medieval chest filled with gold coins and other valuable artefacts somewhere in the Rocky Mountains for anyone to go and retrieve. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. If weather permits, stay high on the ridge that connects Browns and Huron. Browns Peak provides a wonderful day hike in the heart of the Sawatch Range. The USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) publishes a set of the most commonly used topographic maps of the U.S. called US Topo that are separated into rectangular quadrants that are printed at 22.75"x29" or larger. From Winfield it's about 2.25 miles to the end of the road and some limited parking. Known as a haven for outlaws such as Butch Cassidy and Tom Hornduring the late 19th century and the early 20th ce… The northernmost peak is named Brown's Peak and is the tallest of the four at 7,659 feet (2,334 m). S. Voynick, 1995, Colorado Rockhounding (ISBN 0-87842-292-7) J. R. Mitchell, 1997, Gem Trails of Colorado (ISBN 0-935182-91-8) Please see the reference(s) mentioned above for directions Running water is available in both locations. I may be wrong but I think there is a cabin Ouray called Browns Cabin. The trail enters a meadow with a grand view of Jones Peak (elevation 13,569'). From Lulu Gulch you can climb along an old mining ‘road’ as it switchbacks up the side of Middle Mountain (13,060). As the ‘road’ tops out on Middle Mountain’s summit ridge, traverse (class 2) into the basin formed by Middle Mountain and Browns Peak. This scenic trail travels along pretty streams, visits a stunning waterfall and leads to a gorgeous basin where lovely Browns Lake lies nestled beneath the rugged ridges of Jones Peak and Mount White. Here Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid, Isom Dart, Queen Ann Basset, and Tom Horn roamed. The Pikes Peak Browns Backers exists to promote the Cleveland Browns Football Club in the Pikes Peak Region, and to promote fun, fellowship, friendship and goodwill to all persons in this region who have an interest in the Cleveland Browns football team. History-minded visitors with more time to spend will want to drive south from Rock Springs to historic Brown’s Park, also known as Brown’s Hole, near the spot where Wyoming, Utah and Colorado join.. Myths and facts merge here. CalTopo map shows trailheads and routes for 13er summits located around the South Fork of Clear Creek, and includes Huron Peak. The Park is rich in old west lore. On the 390 road (dirt), drive 11.3 miles to Winfield. Aside from that there are several developed hot springs in and around Ouray, many canyons, Brown Mountain, Browns Cabin, many creeks and rivers and lots of places that could be hinted at in the poem. Guiding services on the Refuge are prohibited. Difficult class III by it’s easiest route, Browns Peak is on any peakbagger’s short list, even those living out of Arizona. If coming from Buena Vista: Drive 14.5 miles north on U.S. 24 and turn left on the Chaffee County 390 road. The 'crux' of the traverse is descending to the ridge from Brown's summit (moderate class 2). The next .7 mile is best completed in a higher clearance vehicle. Check flight prices and hotel availability for your visit. There are good campsites for backpackers in the vicinity of "Hamilton" along the Huron Route and the trail up toward the Apostles. About 100 yards after crossing the creek, passenger cars may want to park because the road greatly deteriorates beyond there. Browns Peak sits to the North of Huron Peak We made really great time up Huron, despite its relative steepness and other aforementioned challenges … Our fund raising campaign has come to a close. The remaining summits are unnamed, and from north to south are 7,644 feet (2,330 m), 7,574 feet (2,309 m) and 7,526 feet (2,294 m) in elevation. Recommended for later elementary age and up. Winter is a fantastic time to view wildlife at Browns Park NWR. Hunting and fishing are permitted at Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge for select species in designated areas. UN 13,462 A and Browns Peak, sequenced together make a good family climb with no significant difficulties other than the overall mileage. Parents refers to a larger category under which an object falls. Pull-offs are available for parking.NOTES: After the Huron/Brown junction, the road to Lulu Gulch is a 4wd road in every sense of the word! All Rights Reserved. Thanks! Continue up valley on mostly tundra, then walk more steeply for about 400 feet in elevation gain to a broader, bench-like area below the saddle between UN13,462 and Brown's Peak. In the late 1890's, ranches in the Green River Valley were plagued by rustlers. Total mileage and elevation gain are based on the assumption the road is closed and that you'll be able to start from .7 mile SW of Winfield. If trying to reach Browns from Huron Peak, walk north, at first utilizing the Huron Trail that passes through typical 14er summit, boulder rubble, then departing the trail once it leaves the ridge and begins to switchback down the west flank. PEAK is an online service for Coloradans to screen and apply for medical, food, cash, and early childhood assistance programs. This old road can be followed further up the basin and it actually goes most all the way up to Middle Mountain. If heading up the Lake Fork toward Clohesy Lake, there is at-large camping at the trailhead which is at a large, open meadow area that's relatively flat. Browns Peak is covered by the Winfield, CO US Topo Map quadrant Entrance to Brown's Hole, 1877. Nick Sangetta and Barb Sangetta hike to Browns Lake and Timberline Lake in the Comanche Peak Wilderness, Colorado on July 19, 2019. Fortunately, most of the shoreline is accessible for fishing. The turn is less than 2 miles south of "Granite." The loop that encompasses Browns Peak (13,523 feet) and Huron Peak (14,005 feet) makes for a nice long day hike with views of many other 14'ers. Photo by Nathan Tenney . You will enjoy a great view of Clohesy Lake far below to the SE and of Missouri Mountain further east. As the road approaches Winfield, it will become a little more narrow and likely to have some potholes. The traverse over can be easily made in 20 minutes. Browns Peak is an unranked summit located between UN 13,462 A and the 14er, Huron Peak. On our last visit to this area, that road was gated and closed, but when we first climbed this peak in 1997, we were able to drive it to about 11,600 feet in Lulu Basin and the road was in surprisingly good condition. The result - we traversed both the east and south ridges of Browns. Browns Peak is an unranked summit located between UN 13,462 A and the 14er, Huron Peak. Hiking info, trail maps, and 6 trip reports from Browns Peak (12,293 ft) in the Sawatch Range of Colorado Browns Peak via Brown's Trail [CLOSED] is a 4.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Tortilla Flat, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. Browns Peak is an unranked summit located between UN 13,462 A and the 14er, Huron Peak. Because of heavy use, this road is often washboarded badly. We have sequenced Browns with UN 13,462 A. In the late 1890's, ranches in the Green River Valley were plagued by rustlers. At a point on the USGS quad with a marked elevation of 11,393 ft., make sure you follow the road that heads east and rounds the broad ridge into Lulu Basin. We hiked Browns Peak on a day in which we first hiked UN 13,462 A, then Browns and continued on to Huron for our son's sake, who wanted to climb a 14er. Location: Comanche Peak Wilderness, Roosevelt National Forest, Colorado Maps: Trails Illustrated 1:40K: Cameron Pass #112; USGS 7.5' Comanche Peak, Kinikinik Access: From Ted's Place at the Poudre Canyon entrance on CO14, drive 25.7 miles west on Hwy 14 and turn south on the well-marked Pingree Park Road (63E).Turn west after 4.2 miles onto 139, Crown Point Road. The name Four Peaks is a reference to the four distinct peaks of a north–south ridge forming the massif's summit. Use the trailhead description provided but after crossing the creek in Winfield, you only need to drive about .7 mile to where an old mining road comes in from the left (east). (2 ), www.14ers.com-The Home of Colorado's Fourteeners, Holy Cross Ridge (UN13,831,UN13,768 & UN13,248), UN13,823 "Lackawanna Peak" and UN 13,660B. (17), Climber's Log Entries Continue north along the ridge crest. 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