Santa Fe to Landslide
Trailhead: Montezuma (Road 264)
- Santa Fe Peak
- Sullivan Mountain(unranked)
- Geneva Peak
- Landslide Peak(unranked)
Difficulty: Class 2
Elevation Gain: 3725ft
Duration: 4hrs w/ MTB Shuttle
When I arrived in the 'town' of Montezuma I drove past the trailhead and continued south and up Webster Pass Road where I stashed my mountain bike. I figured it would be fun to ride back to Montezuma after getting down from the peaks. Road walking isn't my favorite.
After setting the bike shuttle I started the hike up Road 264 from Montezuma and quickly decided to skip the road and all of it's switchbacks. Did I mention I am not a fan of road walking? I ended up finding trail segments that took me above treeline and to the ridge. Once on the ridge the route simply went north to south from Santa Fe Peak to Landslide Peak.
The views of Grays and Torreys were spectacular all day. The views of other Front Range and Tenmile peaks to the southwest weren't too shabby either.
Coming down from Landslide requires some light bushwhacking before reaching the meadows below Webster pass. Once at the meadows the road isn't far. I was stoked to have my bike for the big downhill back to Montezuma.
10.25m - 3725ft - 4hrs
Crossing the road above treeline - The ridge comes into view
Looking back to the saddle between 12er Morgan Peak and Santa Fe.
Grays(R) and Torreys(L) in the background with Ruby Mountain in the light
Santa Fe Peak front and center. Geneva off in the distance
More Grays and Torreys
Looking south from Santa Fe I would hit the next three summits before descending to the right.
Looking southwest there are mountains from three ranges visible
and yes... even more views of Grays and Torries
A view back to Santa Fe from Sullivan
Looking ahead to Geneva from Sullivan
More southwesterly views
Mount Bierstadt from Landslide Peak
I don't need to tell you what mountains these are
The meadows below Landslide Peak that lead back to the road
PANO: L2R Santa Fe > Sullivan > Geneva