Explore Pettingell Peak with our guided hiking trips! Welcome to Golden Mountain Guides, where adventure meets the majestic beauty of Pettingell Peak! Our expert guides are passionate about sharing the unparalleled experience of exploring the breathtaking mountain views that surround this amazing Colorado 13er.

Situated in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Pettingell Peak stands tall at 13,559 feet above sea level. Its rugged beauty and panoramic views make it a haven for outdoor enthusiasts seeking an unforgettable hiking adventure.

From the first moment you arrive at the Herman Lake Trailhead, your senses will be immersed with the smell of Colorado pine. As you stretch your legs and begin gaining elevation, the wildflowers seemingly appear out of nowhere and paint the landscape hues of purple, red, white, and yellow.

Ready to embark on an incredible mountain journey to Pettingell Peak? Let’s make memories amidst the pristine landscapes of Pettingell Peak!

More information:

  • Recommended hiking experience level: beginner to advanced
  • This is a fairly strenuous climb
  • An ascent takes between 6-12 hours depending on fitness
Course Dates Price Location Course Length Difficulty Rating
Course DatesMay - September 2024 PriceStarting at $459 per person LocationSilver Plume, CO Course Length4:00am to 4:00pm Difficulty Rating5/10
  • Experience a high alpine lake, amazing sunrises, and beautiful wildflowers
  • Bag an off the beaten path Colorado 13er
  • Challenge yourself like never before in the Colorado mountains
  • Incredible panoramic views from the summit
Price Includes


  • A professionally trained and/or certified AMGA guide
  • Professional guiding and instruction throughout the entire day


  • Transportation. You will be responsible for your own transportation to and from a designated meeting area
  • Gratuity
  • Personal items such as food, clothing, backpack, etc.
  • Entrance fees and parking fees (where necessary)
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