Gothic Peak

A moderate rock or snow-rock scramble with 3,900 feet of elevation gain in a total of 8 miles. This trip in the Monte Cristo area features an old mining road, rough trail, a visit to Gothic Basin and Foggy Lake, which is frozen for most of the year.


Walk the road from Barlow Pass for about a mile. Do not cross river. Look for trail on right that leads to Weden Creek Trail and Gothic Basin.  Follow trail up to Foggy Lake at 5,200 ft

From Foggy Basin traverse clockwise around lake and ascend snow or talus to the north side of the north pinnacle. Ascend small benches through trees to the summit.

  • Suitable Activities: Scrambling
  • Seasons: April, May, June, July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Technical 3, Strenuous 4
  • Length: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,900 ft
  • 6,213 ft
  • USGS Bedal
  • USGS Monte Cristo

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