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Mount Colden, New York - Hiking

Adirondacks, New York, United States

By lydia.crawford

Mount Colden, New York Statistics

Difficulty

Very hard

Distance

22 KM

Elevation gain

1,437 meters

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Why choose a trail at Mount Colden, New York?

Mount Colden is the eleventh highest peak in the High Peaks of the Adirondack Mountains, New York, United States. The peak is named after David S. Colden, an investor in the McIntyre Iron Works, in 1836. The peak was briefly renamed "Mount McMartin" the next year, but the older name persisted. The mountain is known for its distinctive Trap Dike, a large crevice running up the center of the mountain, which can clearly be seen from Avalanche Lake. There are two maintained trails up Mount Colden. The first, which approaches from the northeast, passes by Lake Arnold before ascending the summit after crossing over several false summits. This trail was laid out in 1966 to replace a steeper trail which ascended the southeast face of the mountain and which was abandoned by 1975.[3] The second trail, which is steeper, approaches from the southwest, starting from Lake Colden. Both approaches can reached from the popular Adirondak Loj trailhead. After hiking from the Loj to the Avalanche Lean-Tos, climbers can head southwest through Avalanche Pass and past Avalanche Lake to reach Lake Colden and the trail to Colden from the southwest. Alternatively, they can head southeast to reach Lake Arnold and the northeast approach. Lake Colden and the southwest approach can also be reached from the Upper Works trailhead. Finally, the summit of Mount Colden can be reached by climbing the Trap Dike from Avalanche Lake. This approach leads to a long slide and a short bushwhack to the summit. This last approach does not follow a maintained trail, is extremely steep in places, and should be used with caution.


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Anna Lopez

3 out of 5 stars

Pretty cool place.You will love for sure! :-)

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Dennis Wallace

4 out of 5 stars

Very good place. I recommand this place.

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Jane Maxwell

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Beautifull

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James Kirby

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Just beastly =)

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

What is the level of difficulty of Mount Colden, New York ?

Very hard

What is the elevation of Mount Colden, New York?

1437.00 M

Is the place are families friendly?

No

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No
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Lydia Crawford, an extraordinary woman with an insatiable zest for life, has become an inspirational figure to many through her adventures and infectious good humor. Born and raised in a small town nestled in the mountains, Lydia developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness, experiences that shaped her into the avid outdoorswoman she is today.

She life was a celebration of adventure, joy, and the great outdoors. She lived with a fierce determination to enjoy every moment and to share that joy with others. Her legacy is one of laughter, exploration, and an unwavering love for the natural world. Lydia's spirit continues to inspire those who knew her and those who discover her story, reminding us all to embrace life with open arms and a heart full of joy.

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