At 14,017 feet, Wilson Peak is the least difficult of the group. It serves as a good tune-up in preparation for ascending the other two. Often featured in photos, due to its prominence from the Lizard Head trail, Wilson Peak is accessible from a variety of routes, each offering a different scenic view of the range. Most routes take between 5-7 hours, depending on the time of year and the hiker.
Not to be confused with Wilson Peak, Mt. Wilson is the highest in Dolores county. Located in the center of the massif between Gladstone and El Diente, it is rugged with multiple permanent snowfields on various faces. Due to its location, much of the peak is not visible until you’re already making the ascent. Mt. Wilson is reclusive, testy, and challenging. There are many rewarding views, and the gorgeous terrain is sure to stoke the adventure fire.
With a name that means “The Tooth” in Spanish, anyone who climbs El Diente will definitely say that they’ve climbed a summit. Although many choose to do both peaks on sepearte days, one of the most famous ways to climb both Mt. Wilson and El Diente is by the ridge traverse.
Mt. Wilson, wilson peak, El Diente
QUAD (4 PEOPLE PER GUIDE) | $175
TRIPLE | $225
DOUBLE | $275
SINGLE | $425
Wilson Peak to El Diente Traverse
DOUBLE | $300
SINGLE | $500
IN YOUR PACK
- hiking poles
- sturdy shoes
- warm layers