With the roads closed at Kenosha Pass and Vail Pass, any dreams of ice climbing this particular day were quickly crushed. As a consolation, I hiked to the summit of Mount Falcon in the foothills on the way back home. I had been to the summit of this peak several times from the west trailhead; however, I never added it to my peak list as it is a really short hike from that point. On this hike I started at the east trailhead, which makes reaching the summit a bit more challenging. There is a great trail all the way to the lookout on the top of the peak. The Castle Trail gets a significant amount of hiking and biking traffic.
Views towards downtown Denver, Colorado, from the summit.
Views towards Mount Morrison from the summit.