Mount Sniktau Day Hike
An easily accessible and fairly easy hike to the top of Mount Sniktau. You will get an opportunity to experience 360 degree views and breathe thin air above 13,000ft (4,000m). If you’re looking to get acclimatized and get an elevation kick? You came to the right place!
- Distance: 3.8mi (6.1km) roundtrip
- Elevation Change: 1,350ft (410m).
- Estimated Duration: 2-3 Hrs
- Interactive Map: Mount Sniktau
- Directions: Trailhead Parking Location
- Camping: Lost Lake Trail Camping Info
This is a pretty straightforward hike that starts conveniently at the parking lot along the road and takes you up on the ridge. When you get to a trail junction, you have a chance to continue along “Red” marked trail in order to get to Mt.Sinktau at 13,234ft or continue along the “Orange” dotted line and you will get to Grizzly Peak standing tall at 13,330ft.
If you follow the orange dotted line to additional summit, you will see a beautifully snow covered east side of the mountain. Since we didn’t bring our skis, we decided to improvise and glissade up and down until we got completely wet and cold. We didn’t really make any reservation for lodging for tonight, so we decided to crash right by the trailhead to Mount Sniktau and enjoy beautiful sunset and a starry night.