UN 13,015 (formerly UN 13,020 interpolated) near Maroon Lake and Willow Pass has been determined to be no longer a ranked summit per Lidar evaluation, which gives it 292 ft. of prominence. This has reduced the total number of ranked 13ers from 584 to 583. We will be adjusting our list in the near future.
UN 13,627 (Formerly UN13626) is a Class 2 summit located on a ridge west of Mt. Princeton. There are two primary access points. One is from the South Cottonwood Creek Road #344 and by going up the Hope Gulch FR348 which is a 4WD track requiring both a short bed and high clearance vehicle. This is the route we utilized. The other approach would be to come in from the road to St. Elmo, south of Mt. Princeton (CR162) and to use the Grouse Canyon trail that goes up the south west side of Princeton. This access would not require 4WD. In 1989 we were able to drive the Hope Gulch Road in our Jeep Cherokee and made it all the way to the pass that would drop south into Weldon Gulch. In 2005 we returned hoping to use the same road and found ourselves unable to get very far up. In the intervening years, the road had deteriorated considerably. Our longer bed pickup used in 2005 could not navigate one of the tighter switchbacks and we found the road significantly overgrown and much rougher. Unless you have the recommended 4WD, this approach will require walking most of the distance up to the pass.