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Note: Eureka Mtn. and Hermit Peak can be climbed together (as will be described here) from the same trailhead described for Peak of the Clouds and Spread Eagle Peak, or you can park on the Hermit Pass Road at these coordinates ( N 38° 05' 36.30" W 105° 38' 38.45") on a tight curve where the road turns sharply from heading south to the NW just above Horseshoe Lake. Mileage and elevation gain for this report will combine Hermit Peak and Eureka Mtn.
Eureka Mountain is a relatively easy Class 2+ hike from the Hermit Pass Road either by heading along the central ridge over Hermit Peak or taking a lower route by Horseshoe and Eureka lakes. This summit can be part of a four or five summit day if weather allows.