Wells Mountain by Livingston Douglas

Elevation: 7,993 ft
Prominence: 253

Find Nearby Peaks

This peak is not in the book. Published November 2022

Wells Mountain is a ridge hump (with a USGS benchmark) that is located on the long south ridge of Elk Ridge (8,551 feet) in the Soldier Mountains. It sits above Wells Summit and is an easy scramble from the roadside pullout there. It is typically climbed in combination with Elk Ridge. USGS Phillips Creek

Wells Mountain as viewed from the west. Livingston Douglas Photo


From Wells Summit (7,070 feet). See Page 215 of the book for access information.

Southeast Ridge, Class 1

The Climb

From Wells Summit, follow a fence row (with remnants of a 2-track near it) up the east spur then the southeast ridge of Wells Mountain to the summit. The Wells Benchmark is still there. There is no summit cairn.

West Ridge, Class 1

The Descent (then Ascent)

From the summit, descend the ridge crest west then north to a ridge saddle at 7,740 feet. There is a use trail on the ridge to assist you in this short journey. This saddle is at the base of the west ridge and concludes this leg of today’s 2-peak adventure. Elk Ridge (8,551 feet) is up next.

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Soldier Mountains

Year Climbed: 1996

Longitude: -114.76469   Latitude: 43.48289

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