Friday, 05 February 2010 04:14

Never Summer Mountains

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A small mountain range just over 15 miles in length from north-to-south, the Never Summer Mountains sit within the Front Range, with the western section sitting within the Never Summer Wilderness Area and the southern portion of the Never Summer Mountains within the boundaries of Rocky Mountain National Park. No summits within this mountain range surpass the magical 13,000 ft. mark; however, the range offers several exceptional climbing opportunities, typically within relative solitude. Like other mountain ranges in this part of Colorado, the Never Summer Mountains were impacted by glaciation and therefore many of these summits have cirques and other rugged geologic features. Specifically, the Nokhu Crags in the northern area of this mountain range characterize the rugged and rotten rock that can be found here, especially in the northern parts of the mountain range. Popular summits in this range are Mount Richthofen and Howard Mountain.


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