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Broken Hill, CO

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Difficulty 2 of 5
Distance One Way 2 miles
Trailhead Elevation 13,224 feet
Elevation Gain 798 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,000 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 5.33
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Preferred   Jul, Jun, Aug, Sep
Sun  6:47am - 5:00pm
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Wetterhorn Peak
Wetterhorn Peak
1.3 mi away
7.0 mi
3,171 ft
Matterhorn Peak
2.0 mi away
6.4 mi
El Paso Creek and East Fork Trails
2.6 mi away
15.2 mi
Uncompahgre Peak
Uncompahgre Peak
3.0 mi away
8.0 mi
2,987 ft
Redcliff
5.3 mi away
8.4 mi
Middle Fork and East Fork Trails
5.9 mi away
15.1 mi
Redcloud & Sunshine Peaks
7.3 mi away
11.8 mi
3,471 ft
Engineer Mountain 13218'
8.2 mi away
Handies Peak
8.8 mi away
6.0 mi
2,450 ft
American Basin Trail
8.8 mi away
4.0 mi
1,650 ft
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Broken Hill is not a peak to come to Colorado for. But rather it's an extra summit to hike while you are in the area. From the pass between Broken Hill and Matterhorn it's all off trail. The North face of Broken hill looks intimidating and impossible to do without ropes, as the peak is guarded by a 50 foot cliff face. Although the West side of the peak provides a short steep loose climb to the top. The view from the top provides a great view of Uncompahgre, Wetterhorn, and Matterhorn.

Getting to the saddle either involves (preferably) hiking up from Matterhorn Creek Trail Head, or starting at Nellie Creek Trail Head. This peak is best hiked in the same day alongside with one of the other peaks in the area.

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    One-Way Notice
    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.

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    This Peak is best reached from Lake City, although Engineer Pass coming from Silverton is another way to get here. Since this is a bonus peak, instructions are not going to be provided. This peak is done alongside with a trip up Wetterhorn and Uncompahgre. Follow the directions to either Matterhorn Creek or Nellie Creek.
    page created by MtnGeek on Oct 03 2013 9:55 am
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