I wanted to bang this one out since it’s the last 14er in the overall Breckenridge area. I slept in until 4:15, and hit the trail about 6am, just in time to get a great sunrise while climbing Mount Spalding.
The loop isn’t too bad, and when you get an early start there’s not many cars and tourists at the top so you can get a selfie without crowds.
Depth of Field
Layers and layers of Colorado mountains stretch into the distance from Mount Evans. Summit Lake is barely visible below, along with the auto road that brings the tourists who aren’t willing to do the hike.