Robbs Peak

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Difficulty 3 Intermediate
Length 5.0 miles round trip
5600 feet
+1100, -1100 feet
Navigation Road
Time Half day
Season January through March
Snowmobiles Use Not permitted [Please report illegal use of snowmobiles in this area.]
USGS Topo 7.5' series, Robbs Peak
Start From Highway 50 turn north onto Ice House Road. Drive 21 miles until you reach a saddle. Continue 0.8 mile until you reach a snow-covered road on the west (left) side of Ice House Road.

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The presence of a fire lookout atop Robbs Peak attests to a commanding view. As you enjoy a leisurely lunch at the summit, look east to the impressive Crystal Range. After lunch you can practice your telemark turns on the gradual slopes near the summit.

Image of Robbs Peak Hut
Robbs Peak Hut

Although the tour to Robbs Peak can be completed easily in one day, consider spending a night at the top. In 1986, 70 volunteers pitched in to convert the abandoned lookout’s garage into a bunkhouse that includes a picture window that faces the Crystal Range. It’s a wonderful place to cook, eat, read, play games or just admire a magnificent sunrise or sunset. For information and reservations visit www.recreation.gov.

Check out the Robbs Peak Traverse and Loop tour for an interesting variation to this tour.

Mileage Log   Link to more information about mileage log
Numbers in parentheses
correspond to mileage points on map

Waypoint 1 to 2
Miles: 0.0 - 0.2
Elevation change:+200 feet

From the trailhead (1) climb west through a clearing toward the trees for 0.2 mile until you reach the road (2) running north-south and parallel to the trees.

Waypoint 2 to 3
Miles: 0.2 - 1.7
Elevation change: +500 feet

Ski generally southwest and finally west on the road for a total of 1.5 miles until you reach a distinct saddle (3) located to the south of Robbs Peak.

Waypoint 3 to 4
Miles: 1.7 - 2.5
Elevation change: +400 feet

Ski north on the road for 0.8 mile until you reach the lookout and hut atop Robbs Peak (4). The road traverses along the east side of the south ridge of Robbs Peak and leads to the open slopes of the summit.

Return to trailhead
Miles: 2.5 - 5.0
Elevation change: -1100 feet

Retrace the route for 2.5 miles back to the trailhead (1).

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