|Range/Region:||Elk Range Area|
|Best months for climbing:||Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct|
|Nearest major airport:||Montrose, Co.|
|Convenient Center:||Grand Junction, Co|
Thanks to wallace nelson for adding this peak.
Most viewed peak from Paonia Co.
Access via Bell Creek or Lone Cabin Reservoir.
A maintained summit log (back to the 1940's)at summit. Views of Uncompahgre & Wetterhorn peak to the south, Raggeds, Sopris to north, 14er's in Elk range, Mtn Owens in Ruby, part of West Beckwith, Mt Gunnison, and on a clear day the Lasal mountains in Utah over a 100 miles to the west.
Standard route is Bell Canyon. Park at the end of Forest Service Rd. 834 2A (7,328').
Another approach is from Lone Cabin reservoir Forest Service Rd. 798 2B(8400').
The hiking trail is difficult to follow at times especially the first 1/4 mile.
Keep left after you lose trail, crossing some dead fall and finally onto a switchback trail. From there on the trail is solid all the way up to InterOcean pass. There is a sign before the top of InterOcean pass that indicates the way to Mt Lamborn summit. This trail has no FS number and evidently has not been taken care of since dead fall block the ascent within a half mile and is not shown on the latest USGS Quad. A better route is from the top of InterOcean Pass using a ridge which heads west 0.8 mi and eventually drops in on the end of FS trail 495, which is the Bell creek route. This ridge is not a trail and requires some light bushwhacking but because of the elevation and the exposure
the bush growth is minimal.
To Lamborn Summit:
Bell Creek route 3,942' in 3.9 miles.
Lone Cabin route 3,000' in 2.9 miles.
Thanks to wallace nelson for this description.