Robeson Peak  
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Route: Ruby Gulch TH
Posted On: 2022-07-18, By: kwhit24
Info: I wanted to finally hike The Law Firm so parked at the Ruby Gulch "TH" at 6am and was the first car there. By the time I got back to the car at 12:30pm there were 20ish vehicles there many of which were parked along the road. To get up Engelmann Peak I followed MaryinColorado's TR up the drainage and then used the West NW ridge to gain the summit. The rest of the hike is straight forward. Didn't see any people until I was heading up Parnassus when I saw two groups of two. Coming off Parnassus there were probably 30-40 hiking Woods and/or Parnassus from Herman Gulch TH. Coming down off Woods I traversed the slope via a game half-ass game trail until the old mine road came into view. The traverse isn't great but it looks a lot better then head straight down the steeper slopes. Once I saw the road I head straight down making shortcuts beteen the switchbacks since the slope wasn't bad. There were a couple spots I didn't see the road well but as long as I headed in its general vicinity I always found it again. Shortly after getting in to the tress I just followed to road/trail. It wraps around a little backtracking south and adding some distance but that looked a lot better than bushwhacking threw the dense trees. Plus at each creek crossing there are good rocks or pipes to help cross. (10.38 mi; 5,203' gain; 6:09:23 total time) Start at TH 6:15am; Engelmann Peak 8:10am; Robeson Peak 8:40am; Bard Peak 9:25am; Mt. Parnassus 10:15am; Woods 11:05am; Back to TH 12:25pm 
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Route: Northwest Ridge
Posted On: 2021-09-18, By: LetsGoMets
Info: Loop of Robeson & Engelmann Peak, starting with the NW Ridge direct to Robeson summit, and a descent almost directly of Engelmann (ridge between Gully #1 and Gully #2. NW Ridge of Robeson is the way to go - easy trail segments to some 2+ scrambling to attain the ridge direct, and then an easy tundra walk directly to the summit. Descent from Engelmann on ridge between Gully #1 and #2 is steeper than NW Ridge of Robeson, but goes pretty quickly and easily. Trail segments took me almost directly to the end of the 4x4 road (where the cabin and bridge is), which is where you head to Robeson's NW ridge (read: a solid loop). No register on either peak. Parked in the small lot with the Urad information sign just before the 4x4 road with no issue. 
Route: Ruby Creek
Posted On: 2021-06-26, By: dleflar
Info: Summer trail conditions from TH at Ruby Gulch all the way to summit. Smatterings of recent snow (1/2") above treeline but melting quick/washing away due to rain. Gully closest to Robeson Western ridge is almost entirely snow free all the way up to col between Robeson and Englemann. Clouds were "Clouding" on summit so passed on Englemann, couldn't see the summit but if the surrounding area is a guide, it's probably snow free on south ridge also. 
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Route: Ruby Creek
Posted On: 2020-08-30, By: CaptainSuburbia
Info: Went passed 4th gully and took ridge straight to Robeson. Nice route! The weather was awful. Rain, sleet, snow, you name it. Couldn't even see Bard so headed to Englemann which was easy over mostly grassy terrain. Weather was still bad so orphaned Bard and went down Englemanns NW ridge straight to truck which was parked at mine. Made for a nice loop. Steep for most of descent and trees were messy at times. I wouldn't recommend our descent route unless you like off trail bushwacks. 
Route: Bard Creek
Posted On: 2020-06-20, By: dwoodward13
Info: This should be the standard route for these 3 peaks instead of the mine route. One of the best trails I've found myself on. Followed the Bard Creek Trail until reaching treeline, then picked our route up the slope to the summit. A bit of snow from the previous few days that will likely melt by tomorrow. Route off to Robeson was a grassy with a thin covering of snow that will be gone. Same with route from Robeson to Engelmann. We stayed just north of Englemann SE Ridge and had a pretty painfree bushwack to meet back up with the Bard Creek Trail. Note that the road up to Bard Creek Trail is pretty rough. Only legit 4x4s will make it to the trailhead. Subies and the like will make it about a mile short near some cabins, unless you really don't care about your car. 2wd will be 2 miles shy at a pull off near Empire Pass. 
Route: via Bard
Posted On: 2020-06-12, By: MC.Ikema
Info: Snow free from Bard Peak. 
Route: Rubly Creek
Posted On: 2019-11-04, By: jbealer
Info: the trail at Ruby Creek was well packed down till the left turn to get to the 3rd gully. 4 of us broke trail all the way up to the 3rd gully, ridge was wind blown and no issue. took so long in the snow we were not able to make it to Robeson Peak or Bard Peak. Had snow shoes in the car wish we had them, but most of the trail breaking was done on an angle and i hate that with SS on. Great trench now so someone please go use it! Winds were also an issue with us, Weather called for 50mph guest and i do not think they were wrong, we were measuring -10 with wind chill. Made it to the top of the ridge and turned around, took us 5hrs to the ridge and 2hrs back down to the car. 
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Route: NW Gully
Posted On: 2019-05-26, By: eskermo
Info: You can ride right off the summit down to the Robeson/Engelmann saddle, unclip and hike one minute before dropping into continuous snow around ~12,700'. From there it's about 2,400' of mellow riding back to the trailhead. We timed it a little too early and the snow hadn't softened up enough at 10:00. The two dudes booting up as we were riding down probably timed it perfectly! 
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