Peerless Mountain is often hiked along with Horseshoe Mountain but if you're looking for an easy hike or are returning to summit only Peerless, this is the easiest route.
While driving up the Fourmile Creek road, locate a 4wd road on the left, near 11,600' and approx. 0.75 mile past the Leavick site. The 4wd road ascends all the way to 13,200'. Park here (2wd) or drive 0.5 mile up the 4wd road to locate a small parking area on a corner - 1
. Walk up the road ( 2
) and Horseshoe Mountain comes into view near 12,000' - 3
. Pass some mine ruins near 12,600' ( 4
) and zigzag west to the end of the road at the Horseshoe-Peerless saddle - 5
From the 13,200-foot saddle, turn right (north) to see the brief, remaining route up Peerless - 8
. Walk over to Peerless' south ridge and follow a rocky trail to the summit - 10