Ascent of Dakota Ridge Peak on 2017-07-18

Climber: William Musser

Date:Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Dakota Ridge Peak
    Elevation:6580 ft / 2005 m

Ascent Trip Report

This is the peak on the other side of the saddle as you head to the true peak in Dinosaur Ridge. I have eyeballed it every time I do the ridge but had never done it before as it thought it was not even a 100 foot prominence peak but as it turns out it has over 100 feet. But more importantly it has cool views of Mount Morrison and the red rocks area. And there were some fun extra credit ledges to climb around on so I kept hiking the ridge and then descended down to check out the dinosaur tracks and bones then found the brand new trail heading to Bandimere Ridge so ended up having about an 8 mile round trip excursion touching all of the hogback ridge peaks in the area including this one.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:240 ft / 72 m
    Total Elevation Loss:550 ft / 167 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:120 ft / 36 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Route:Dakota Ridge
    Start Trailhead:saddle between peaks  6460 ft / 1969 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:550 ft / 167 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 430 ft / 131 m; Extra: 120 ft / 36m
    Gain on way out:120 ft / 36 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Route:Dakota Ridge to paved exhibit road
    End Trailhead:Dinosaur bones exhibits  6150 ft / 1874 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Danver-10

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Ruby Hill2017-07-18 a150 ft / 46 m
2Dinosaur Ridge2017-07-18 b620 ft / 189 m
3Dakota Ridge Peak2017-07-18 c240 ft / 73 m
4Bandimere Ridge2017-07-18 d558 ft / 170 m
Total Trip Gain: 1568 ft / 478 m    Total Trip Loss: 1185 ft / 362 m

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