POTW: Hahns Peak

Hahns Peak

Hahns Peak as viewed from the “Big Mango” on Steamboat Lake. The peak is named after Joseph Hahn, who in the 1860’s set out to find gold on the mountain. Finding riches on every side of the mountain in 1865, he and his crew set out to expand their operations the following year. In 1866 they guided 50 men into the area before suspending operations for the winter, which is where the story ends. For those who are a bit more adventurous, you can hike to the top of Hahns Peak. It is roughly a 3.6 mile out and back. The reward on the summit provides unparalleled views from the restored fire lookout.

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