King Solomon Mountain is a 3 mile one way hike with 2,900 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 40 miles north-northeast of Durango Colorado. July and August are the best months to enjoy this hike. This hike involes off trail navigation. Review triplogs, photos and the route to understand the terrain before heading out.
The Trail starts in Cunningham Gulch and Steeply climbs up Dives Basin. Finding the trail head could be difficult. Find a way across the creek and if you cannot find the trail, just start heading up and you will intersect it. This trail in unmaintained and fades oin and out once your high into the basin. The trail will lead to the saddle between King Solomon and Little Giant Peak. This saddle has many interesting crystals covering it. From the saddle make your way northeast up the ridge line of king Solomon Mtn. The Ridge is an easy scramble up to the thin peak.
Check out the Triplog.
This is a difficult hike. Arrive fit and prepared or this could get ugly.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.