With all the snow that has fallen, access to the high country will be a challenge for a significant part of the summer. If you have useful updates to road, trail or peak access, please post on our Facebook page. "Like" our FB page to receive email notices of new updates posted. Be prepared & be safe out there!
In 1996, we did a backpack trip up the South Brush Creek trail that combined Electric Peak with De Anza, Gibbs and Marcy. A high camp up S. Brush Creek puts you in close proximity to all four summits. This is a classic, Sangre de Cristo ridge walk that never exceeds Class 2 hiking. As is often the case with this range, high winds can be expected much of the year. The main problem is the trail access. The east side of this range has numerous private property rights that limit access. For these peaks, if accessing from the east side of the range, you'll need to choose either the Gibson Creek TH or the Ducket Ck. TH, both accessible by passenger car driven carefully. The Ducket Creek access will save perhaps a little over a mile. Both access points utilize the Rainbow Trail before intersecting the S. Brush Creek Trail. When we did this trip in 1996, we were able to gain access from the Verdemont Road by way of permission to cross some private property. More recent reports indicate that this area is now frequently posted with "No Parking" and "No Trespassing" signs. If you attempt to come in from that access, do so at your own risk.
There are usable reports on Lists of John for these peaks. John Kirk did a 21 mile, one-day loop that took him from the Gibson Ck. TH to Lakes of the Clouds, Silver, Marcy, Gibbs, De Anza and Electric, then down S. Brush Creek to the Rainbow Trail and back to Gibson. He has way more energy than us! Follow our links to these peaks on Lists of John to read those reports.