Peak 4140 is located in the Mineral Mountain Quadrangle, which is just south of the US 60 between Florence Junction and Superior. Typical of peaks in the Mineral Mountain Quad, the drive to the trailhead is every bit as much of a challenge as the actual climb, and Peak 4140 is no different. Depending on the capability of your vehicle and how far you are willing to drive it, one-way this hike can be less than half-a-mile or up to 2 miles each way. If you begin your hike from the same point as I did, it will be the same trailhead as for used for Peaks 4141 & 4020.
From the trailhead you start right away with a steep climb, gaining 250' in the first .2 mile. At that point it levels out and you start to descend to a saddle before an easy ascent toward the base of Peak 4140. As you approach the peak itself it may appear a bit daunting if you're not a climber, but if you bear to your right around the base you will find any easy route up the chute to the summit. The views from the summit are well worth the rough drive and short hike. To the northeast the prominence of Picketpost Mountain is the most noticeable feature.
The trip to the summit is about .4 mile taking just over 30 minutes, so depending on how much time you spend on the summit this trip take just over an hour, which may have been just enough to get warmed up for more. And... being so close to Peak 4141 and Peak 4020, you may want to climb them as well to make it a three-peak day. - Jul 08 2012 CannondaleKidOne-Way Notice:
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