Note: Total round-trip elevation includes elevation gained by staying on the summit ridge.
From the parking lot on the west side of the summit of Hoosier Pass, proceed west on the non-maintained road that will climb just past the trees and a fork. You do not want the north fork. The left fork will work its way up the SE side of the mountain and come to a saddle just west of Pt. 12,214. If you do not want to walk the road (or driving may be possible in 4WD with good clearance), you can always just head straight up the SE ridge where you can find a trail to use. These coordinates are for where this trail intersects the road: N 39° 21' 40.39" W 106 04' 02.03". The trail is mostly on tundra/grass terrain with open forest to work up through, and will take you to the same saddle.
At the saddle, heading west takes hikers across the mining claims for the Magnolia Mine and perhaps some other claims as well. It's best to leave the road here and adhere as best you can to the ridge crest to avoid the mine property as much as possible. There are No Trespassing signs posted along the road leading to the mine and it is our understanding that the mine is still somewhat active. We do not any incidences being reported of confrontations between owners and hikers, nor any indication of attempts to close this access, but be aware that this could all change. Please be respectful of all private property. Do not attempt to enter buildings or mine shafts, do not disturb any equipment and do not try to take any souvenirs.
Heading NW up the ridge crest will still cross some 4WD roads. Just keep working up the ridge following either trail, which will skirt the first high point, or directly on the ridge to the same first high point at 13,460 ft. It's still mostly tundra to this point, but heading west along the ridge crest from here will see quite a change. From this point on, the ridge is moderately rugged with plenty of rock which will make for more work that you might anticipate just looking at any map, especially with a series of several closed contour lines indicating a number of small ups and downs. There are two false summits before reaching the true high point. That highest point is well west of where the USGS map places the peak name. The 2016 FSTopo map places the peak name even farther east. At times, the ridge crest narrows to just a few feet giving a sense of exposure. You're not really that likely to tumble to your death, however, winter conditions can make this exposure more challenging. Even in the earlier summer, there may be snow cornices to deal with.
There are two main ways you can tackle this long summit ridge: either try to stay on the crest all the way or hike down below the crest and do a lot of annoying side-hilling. Pick your poison. Either way, you will likely arrive at the summit later than you planned. This summit does not "feel" much like a summit. It's just the highest point on the otherwise, long ridge.
From the summit, enjoy excellent views of the 14ers, both north and south. On Quandary, you'll have a good view of the Cristo Couloir which drops down to the upper Blue Lake. Either return as you came or continue on to Wheeler Mtn. We have not done that traverse so we offer no information regarding it. North Star seems to be a popular winter ascent with several internet reports. One report on SummitPost should be read that records the ascent of a person who was literally picked up off the ground and thrown some distance by a powerful wind gust.
Links to other information, routes & trip reports for this peak that may be helpful.