Geneva Peak  
Condition Updates  
Route: From Montezuma
Posted On: 2022-08-01, By: kwhit24
Info: Parked at 10,400' right after the first turn on CR 264. There's room for about 3 maybe 4 cars there. Overall the hike is pretty straight forward making quick work up the road to below Santa Fe. Nice ridgeline walking all the way to Webster Pass since it is all CDT. I could've cut down right after Landslide but I had time, good weather, and wanted 13,205. Between Geneva and Landslide is less than 100' while there is about 200' between Landslide and 13,205' (almost the same height as Landslide) so it actually feels like another peak. After getting to Webster Pass it was 5.5 miles of road walking back to to the car. Got passed by probably 20-25 vehicles before I got back to the car. (14.65 mi; 4,012' gain; 6:00:14 total time) Start at TH 5:45am; Santa Fe Peak 7:45am; Sullivan Mountain 8:10am; Geneva Peak 8:45am; Landslide Peak 9:05am; 13,205 9:35am; Back to TH 11:45am 
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Route: Geneva Creek Rd
Posted On: 2022-07-23, By: dwoodward13
Info: Walked up Geneva Creek road to the end near the Sill Mine. From there headed up a grassy slope to the north of the low saddle north of Santa Fe Peak. This worked well. Looked like heading up to the ridge further to the south of Santa Fe would also work well as there is long stretches of grass. A lot of the terrain to the ridge looks very loose, but there are more grassy options. Ran the ridge over to Landslide. Stretches of trail here and there. Pretty straightforward. Dropped back down into the basin just north of the Landslide summit. Descended grassy slopes (very steep) toward Josephine Lake. Found an old 4x4 road that dropped down to the Iron Fens and took that back to the Geneva Ck Rd. 
Route: Northwest ridge
Posted On: 2021-06-26, By: gluckhikes
Info: Summer conditions, save for a lingering patch of snow near the summit and a dusting of fresh snow in a few spots. I think more may be on the way. 
Route: From Santa Fe peak
Posted On: 2021-06-10, By: cougar
Info: Near summer conditions from Sullivan, firm snowfield on the summit, and towards Landslide Peak. 
Route: From Sullivan/Santa Fe
Posted On: 2020-10-11, By: madmattd
Info: Hit-or-miss trail segments from Sullivan to col with Geneva; a couple cairns help find the established way. Easy to follow trail from col to Geneva's summit, with a couple branching options on the ridge that all seem tog et the job done. Did not continue to Landslide but looked simple. 
Route: North Ridge
Posted On: 2020-03-06, By: dereks95
Info: The north ridge from Santa Fe was in great shape. We walked the ridge from Sante Fe to Landslide and back (crossing over Sullivan and Geneva on the way). Mostly dry with patches of hard, wind-blow snow. We brought micro-spikes but didn't use them. Left our snowshoes at Morgan Pass as we clearly would not be needing them. Cornices on the east side were easily avoidable. Looked like some good skiing down below on the north side of Santa Fe (next time I'll bring my skis). 
Route: from Sullivan
Posted On: 2019-07-13, By: shaunblair
Info: Summer conditions, mostly dry. SE shoulder has some snow, but it was mostly solid when I crossed. Should be gone in a few weeks. 
Route: Webster Pass
Posted On: 2018-07-12, By: tjf242424
Info: Made it easily from Montezuma to the river crossing 2 mi before the pass in a 2011 Outback. Water is low and probably could have driven all the way to the pass, but wanted to get a bit more mileage on foot. Highly recommended for a quick summit when the weather forecast is marginal. 
Route: Montezuma Loop
Posted On: 2017-12-21, By: calenning
Info: I went for the nearly 16 mile loop from Peru Creek Road to Webster Pass then back along the ridge line with Landslide Pk, Geneva Pk, Sullivan Mtn and Santa Fe Pk. I used snowshoes and microspikes for a majority of the trip. There was a lot of ice under the snow above tree line. I stayed on the road to Webster Pass where I encountered snow averaging 1 to 3 feet. Once on the pass I put on spikes and used poles. There was not much exposure but you can easily slip in many places so at least have an ice axe handy. The wind was a constant 20 mph and had a few gusts in the 35 mph range. Once off Santa Fe Pk I followed the mining road back to town. Again the snow was 1 to 3 feet deep with some very deep drifts. The snowmobile tracks showed up once lower in the dark timber making the remainder of the walk out easier. A great way to spend the last day of fall and beating the storm that hit today. 
Route: CDT from Santa Fe Peak
Posted On: 2017-06-18, By: majtytom
Info: Dry, in a great shape...check out the photos 
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Route: ridge from Webster Pass
Posted On: 2017-06-15, By: C-Shepguy
Info: We went up Webster Pass and hit all the unofficial 12ers and 13ers along the ridge. The ridge from Webster Pass all the way over Geneva and Santa Fe Peaks is 99% dry, with a couple snowfields that did not require traction or Flotation to cross, the largest one being a at the top couple hundred feet to Geneva summit. The one notable situtaion we should report was lots of snow built up on the Webster Pass road down in the valley before actually ascending the pass. This was firmly packed as we walked up it in the morning, but we figured if it softened up in the coming days, it could give someone trouble. It was probably 5 feet deep in places, maybe packed from snowmobiles over the winter? Kinda strange how it has stuck around down there. We also had to search for a place to jump the stream, as the road crossing is 20 feet across right now and flowing pretty good. We found an OK spot (if you can jump) 100 yards upstream. Also, descending the Santa Fe 4x4 road, there are some sections of snow higher up, but these are fairly easily avoidable. 
Route: Webster Approach w/ Landslide
Posted On: 2016-07-30, By: jasayrevt
Info: Clear and very nice enjoyable trip w/ reaching summits. Great, beautiful 13er mountains. This quality route is slick and lightly traveled. Prime summer conditions up high for navigating slopes and ridge line extremely well. Trail runners and light pack were good. Climb safely / swiftly in the hills folks. Pictures included as beta 
Route: West Gully
Posted On: 2015-04-26, By: BillMiddlebrook
Info: There is still a lot of snow in the Webster Pass area, outside of Montezuma. We started from the end of the Montezuma road, walked the road back to the Webster Pass road and up through the residential area to the start of the 4WD road. Skinned the road and along the Snake River to about 11,200' before ascending east through the forest to reach Geneva's southwest ridge (pic #1). The ridge and summit were snow-covered. We carefully skied northwest along the exposed, summit ridge (pic #4) and walked down about 30' to reach a continuous line of snow in the west gully. The upper 400' had fresh, shallow snow but enough strips of deeper snow that allowed us to avoid most of the underlying rocks. Below that it was cream snow down to the trees. We skied the gully down into the trees and back to our skin track. We noticed plenty of recent slide activity on east-facing avalanche paths and many cornices which probably grew a bit after that last storm and subsequent winds. Stats: ~7.25mi RT, 2,700' elevation gain 
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Posted On: 2014-09-13, By: JosephG
Info: No snow. Road to Montezuma open. AWD vehicles can drive at least 1.1 miles up the road. With careful driving it would be possible to get to the mine. All snow on the eastern front range (G&T, Pettingell, Citadel, Grizzly, Edwards, Bard group, etc.) appeared wholly absent, as seen from Loveland Pass. 
Route: Webster Pass Road
Posted On: 2012-05-29, By: TravelingMatt
Info: Visual report from Santa Fe Peak. Webster Pass Road still has one snow-covered stretch just below treeline ~300' long, and a few patches above treeline, otherwise dry. Much less snow overall than previous report; peaks in this area essentially have summer conditions. Santa Fe Pass Road (FR 264), which heads east from the stop sign in Montezuma, is dry up to treeline with a few snow patches and damp spots way high. (This road is moderate 4wd to treeline and rough 4wd above; Subarus should be OK to treeline. Not aware of any gate on this road.) 
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Route: Webster Pass Road
Posted On: 2012-05-03, By: TravelingMatt
Info: Webster Pass Road is gated about ¾ mile past the turnoff from Deer Creek Road. Mostly snow-free from there to the creek crossing another ¾ mile upstream. Creek is ~2 feet deep but can be crossed with boards. Beyond that, road becomes snowed in very quickly and without snowshoes it is best to go cross-country across open terrain to reach peaks east of Webster Pass. Once above treeline it is easy to avoid snow except on southern slope of Geneva. Probably another 2-3 weeks before I‘d call it snow-free; until then floatation advisable. 

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