Peak(s):  Engelmann Peak  -  13,362 feet
Robeson Peak  -  13,140 feet
Date Posted:  09/21/2022
Date Climbed:   09/20/2022
Author:  WildWanderer
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 From Ruby Gulch Trailhead   

Engelmann Peak – 13,362 and Robeson Peak – 13,140


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RT Length: 6.65 miles

Elevation Gain: 3448’


I started from the Ruby Gulch Trailhead at 6am.


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I headed south along the road, and turned left at the danger sign (visible from the parking area)


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I followed this closed 4WD road for just under a mile.


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At 10835’ I left the trail, to follow this drainage east. There was a small cairn on the left, indicating the entry point from the road


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You could probably follow the drainage all the way to treeline, but I only followed it for a quarter mile or so, and then I gained the ridge to the left.


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Once on the ridge, I followed it northeast to treeline


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Once at treeline, the route was obvious. I just followed the tundra towards the summit.


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The tundra eventually gave way to rocks. I hiked up and over them (class 2)


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And could then see the summit. There was even a trail for some of this part of the hike. This was all very straightforward, class 2, and easy to navigate.


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I summited Engelmann Peak at 8:20am


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Engelmann Peak:


From Engelmann I could see Robeson, Bard, and Parnassus to the south


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I’d already summited Bard and Parnassus, but wanted to get in unranked Robeson just to finish out the group, so I headed south.


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The entire route to Robeson was on tundra. I lost 560’ of elevation, then gained 345’ to the summit.


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There was nothing remarkable about the summit. I summited Robeson Peak at 11am

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Now to head back. I retraced my steps northeast to the Engelmann/Robeson saddle


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When I got to the saddle I turned left, put on my microspikes, and headed west down the drainage. The drainage goes class 2 all the way down, but I’m sure during a lot of the year there’s snow to contend with.


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At treeline the gully became narrow, and a small stream formed, but it was still easy to follow the drainage


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Eventually I came to a dirt road, and took that road west towards the road I took in


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I took that road north back to my truck


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I made it back to my truck at 11am, making this a 6.65 mile hike with 3448’ of elevation gain in 5 hours.


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On to the next trailhead!




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