Kaufman is a 7 mile long ridgeline that forms a portion of the southwestern border of the South Park Plateau in central Colorado. Climbing Kaufman Ridge North will introduce you to a different environment than what you see on the high peaks of the nearby Sawatch Range. Juniper trees along with bushes, grasses and interesting rock formations create a very scenic environment. From the summit of Kaufman Ridge North you will have great views of the South Park Plateau to the east and the high peaks of the Sawatch Range to the west. ‘Great Hiking spot, open access, little to no light pollution!’
Chelynne Campion is a Production/ Sales Assistant for EarthSky. Her family just purchased a telescope, and she's now learning to be a stargazer!