Mt. Belford and Mt. Oxford

Two for the price of one.

June 28, 2015


Climbed Mt. Belford (14,203’, 4,329m) for my second time along with Mt. Oxford (14,160’, 4,316m). I started from a high camp at 12,000’ (~3,657m) in the Missouri Basin of the Pine Creek Valley in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness Area northwest of Buena Vista, Colorado. Ascended to Mt. Belford by Elkhead Pass, and then crossed over to Mt. Oxford via the connecting ridge, and returned the same way.

Round-Trip 9 mi (14.5km)
Time 6:27
Starting Elev ~12,000’ (~3,658m)
Max Elev 14,203’ (4,329m)
Tot Elev Gain ~3,530’ (~1,077m)


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Route Pano Mt. Belford Summit Marker Elkhead Pass Mt. Oxford and Marmot Me on Mt. Belford Looking Back at Mt. Belford Mt. Oxford Summit Marker Ridge to Mt. Oxford Descending to Elkhead Pass with Missouri Mountain in Background Tent Sweet Tent with Mt. Harvard in Background