Mt. Sneffels Conditions 6-22-17

The conditions on Mt. Sneffels are changing quickly as we reach the summer solstice. Recent warm temperatures and clear skies have melted much of the snow below 12,000 feet on both sides of the mountain. The approach trails are largely free of snow and offer easy travel. Above 12,000 there is still a significant amount of snow. On the standard route approached via Yankee Boy Basin, the upper basin still holds patches of snow and the Lavender Couloir is entirely snow covered. Crampons and ice axes are still recommended for summit climbs at this time.

kids alpine climbing on Stony Mountain in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado

Hiking through intermittent snow on the way to Mt. Sneffels.

Lavender Couloir conditions on Mt. Sneffels June 2017

The Lavender Couloir on Mt. Sneffels on June 18, 2017

Yankee Boy basin conditions from summit of Mt. Sneffels June 2017