Ascent of Royal Mountain on 2013-07-29

Climber: Mike Stinson

Others in Party:Cassidy Stinson
Date:Monday, July 29, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Royal Mountain
    Elevation:10502 ft / 3201 m

Ascent Trip Report

This seems to be one of those mountains that is not particularly tall relative to some of the others around it, but gets a lot of attention due to its location. It stands just outside Frisco, CO, and near I-70, and has a trail to the top that gets a lot of traffic. We started at the trailhead parking lot on West Main Street just east of I-70. From here we followed a paved bike trail east and southeast to the start of the "Mount Royal Trail" and followed that to the summit area. The trail is fairly steep in some of the higher sections, with some loose rock. it's generally not hard to follow, though there are some trail junctions (in general, stay to the right).
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1412 ft / 430 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.8 mi / 4.5 km
    Route:bike trail, Mt Royal Trail
    Trailhead:9090 ft / 2770 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail

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