Weston Peak  
Condition Updates  
Route: Ptarmigan and Weston from Weston Pass
Posted On: 2022-06-22, By: mtngoatwithstyle
Info: Both Weston and Ptarmigan are snow free.There is still a cornice hanging by Ptarmigan's ridge and summit but easily avoidable. Ascend from Weston Pass to the ridge is steep but grassy enough to get traction coming down. Not one soul today except myself and the pikas. 
Route: Ptarmigan and Weston from north (via Horseshoe)
Posted On: 2022-06-12, By: mnk219
Info: Pretty clear! Submitted Sherman and traversed across to Weston (Sherman - Sheridan - Peerless - Horseshoe - Ptarmigan - Weston) and back down to the Fourmile trailhead on the path north of Horseshoe. There was a short patch of snow on the climb up to the saddle between Sherman and Sheridan, but no traction was needed. Otherwise snowfields were avoidable on this stretch. 
Route: Ptarmigan and Weston from Weston Pass
Posted On: 2021-10-02, By: ScottLovesRMNP
Info: Drove in towards Weston Pass from the east (Fairplay) side with my Toyota Corolla and decided to call it about a mile short of Weston Pass. The road gets steeper and rockier near the end. I probably could've made it up to the pass if I'd really tried -- there was only one sketchy section of a combination of several large rocks and some deep ruts in the same span of road. Anyway, the hike is quite short, so the extra mile each way on the road just added a little extra exercise. There was no snow all the way up to the Ptarmigan-Weston ridge, and just minor snow on gentle terrain on the ridge. No special gear needed. It rained lower on the road during my climb, so driving out on that road in muddy conditions with several deep puddles on the road wasn't particularly fun either, but it all turned out fine. 
Route: Ptarmigan and Weston from Weston Pass
Posted On: 2021-07-18, By: BigfootUSAF
Info: Summer conditions. The hike up from Weston Pass is steep AF after you leave the old road and it's not too fun going down either. Once on the ridge it's an enjoyable hike to Weston and Ptarmigan 
Route: Ptarmigan and Weston from Weston Pass
Posted On: 2021-06-20, By: Chelsea
Info: Summer conditions, no snow on route. 
Route: Ptarmigan NE Slope
Posted On: 2020-12-08, By: angry
Info: From direct route I took up Ptarmigan, ridge is combo snow and exposed rock/tundra. Also descended direct line from saddle to rejoin road rather than head to standard route. Nobody had been on road, so trenched back to where parked punching around 4 inches, occasionally no more than a foot. Did not use traction or flotation. 
Route: Ptarmigan and Weston from Weston Pass
Posted On: 2019-07-08, By: Tony1
Info: Summer conditions; no snow gear needed whatsoever. 
Route: Ptarmigan and Weston from Weston Pass
Posted On: 2018-03-14, By: kingshimmers
Info: Coming from the west (Leadville side), winter road plowing stops ~6.5 miles below Weston Pass. There is a pullout for parking at this point; see the Weston Pass TH condition report for more details. The road starts off patchy and icy and becomes gradually deeper and still mostly icy. The pass itself is windblown with patchy snow coverage. The west side of Weston/Ptarmigan is extremely windblown with almost no snow all the way up to the ridge, and little beyond that. No traction or flotation are needed from the pass up. 
Route: Ptarmigan and Weston from Weston Pass
Posted On: 2016-10-23, By: mikemalick
Info: See description and pics at Ptarmigan link: http://14ers.com/php14ers/peakstatus_entry.php?recnum=7827 
Route: Ptarmigan and Weston from Weston Pass
Posted On: 2016-09-10, By: jasayrevt
Info: Clear and very nice enjoyable trip w/ reaching summits. Invigorating, Inspiring Hobby. Great, beautiful 13er mountains. This quality, classic route is a unique undertaking and lightly traveled. Incredible views of Sawatch / Mosquito Range peaks. Prime, excellent, and bluebird 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: Ptarmigan and Weston from Weston Pass
Posted On: 2015-10-14, By: JasonKline
Info: Still clear of snow. My Elantra had no problem reaching Weston Pass from the east (285). 
Route: Weston Pass
Posted On: 2011-07-04, By: IHikeLikeAGirl
Info: Dry to the summit. Pretty wildflowers. 

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