Handies Peak

Elevation (feet): 14,048
Elevation (meters): 4,282
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: San Juan Mountains
State: Colorado
Latitude: 37.9131
Longitude: -107.504
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1874
First successful climber(s): Hayden Survey (first recorded)
Nearest major airport: Gunnison or Durango
Convenient Center: Lake City

Thanks to Kirk Mallory for adding this peak.

Handies Peak is a relatively easy peak, about a 6 mile round trip and a verticle rise of 2,750 feet, to hike in Colorado's San Juan Mountains. The two most popular approaches are from the east via Grizzly Gulch, and from the west via American Basin. The views from the summit are spectacular - the huge expanse of the San Juans lies in every direction.

The view from the summit is one of the most spectacular in Colorado. The climber is surrounded by the beautiful, rugged San Juans on every side.

Thanks to Kirk Mallory for this description.