Elevation

4,057 ft / 1,236 m

Prominence

750 ft / 228 m

Summits

104 summits

Top climbing months

August   15%

July   14%

June   13%

Most climbed route

Colvin from Lake Rd. Trail

Highlights

  • Mount Colvin is an ADK 46er in the Adirondack Mountains of Adirondack Park, New York.
  • Offers excellent views of many other Adirondack High Peaks including: Giant, Rocky Peak Ridge, Upper Wolfjaw, Lower Wolfjaw, Armstrong, Sawteeth, Gothics, Saddleback, Basin, Tabletop, Marcy, Haystack, Redfield, Allen, Nippletop, Dial, and Blake.
  • Named after Verplanck Colvin, an explorer of the Adirondacks and the director of the survey which mapped the region. After naming many other peaks and geographic features, he chose this less-prominent mountain to name after himself.
"We set out fully prepared and aware of the weather, expecting some rain showers. We took Lake Road to Gill Brook, which was phenomenal with all the recent rain making for some beautiful scenery. Then we went on to Indian head and Fish Hawk Cliffs to Colvin. I was so happy I had my new spikes handy, and put them to good use with a bunch of snow and some ice as we were about 3/4 mile from the summit. It rained two times on us on the way up, and as we approached the top the sun broke through the clouds! The sky was blue and it was such a gift!!! It was challenging descending, but we took our time" - Flyhighrunfast, May 6, 2017
"Solo, Colvin + Blake. Started out at the St Huberts parking area around 0730 to the AMR which had a surprising amount of other hikers for a Monday. Made good time on the road and the initial hike into the woods was very deceiving as to what I would encounter further up. My pace slowed considerably on the climb itself, heavy rains the previous day left the rock faces extremely wet, and unfortunately a lot of hand-holds were simply absent, or the roots had been torn off over time, leaving me with a strenuous and difficult climb. Once I summited, I was completely socked in. I made a slow ascent a" - kellieirene, Aug 22, 2016
"My wife and I climbed this one on a beautiful warm sunny day along with Blake. Wend up via the Gill Brook trail to the split with Nippletop then up to Colvin into the col and up Blake. A 9 hour hike, great work out, views were great. Hike was real interesting and at times demanding." - hbotc, Aug 20, 2016
"Second trip, weather still didn't cooperate. This time however it was just a light rain. Sadly the clouds once again eliminated all hopes of a view. But we made the top in great time and were onto Blake. " - Kazmuglin, Jun 11, 2016
"Got lucky at the hostel in Keene Valley. No, not that kind of lucky. Another guy staying Sunday night was also doing Colvin and Blake. He had experience doing them in winter. We took his car and we kept pace for the entire hike. Great views from the summit." - newenglandwarrior, Feb 22, 2016

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