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Ajax Peak

Difficult, steady grade all the way to the top, 3.5 - 4 hour round trip.  Begin the hike at the top of Bridal Veil Falls, where the road goes one way towards Ingram Falls.  Climb steeply past Ingram Falls into the chiselled stone stairs that lead into Ingram Basin (you may encounter 4WD vehicles).  Just above this steep section at the bottom of the basin, near the creek, is the TH on the left heading upwards.  Follow the switchbacks that take you to the grassy ridge between Ingram Basin and Savage Basin.  Catch a well-worn trail to the false summit of Ajax for panoramic views into the valley, overlooking Telluride.  If you would like to add the full summit to your day, follow the much steeper ridge up for amazing views.  The trail does leave the ridge momentarily, but you will return to it prior to the summit.   



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