Classic front range big day out.

Quick Stats

  • Distance: 36.2Km
  • Height Gain: 1507m
  • Round Trip Time: 7h
  • Kane Ratting: Easy
  • Resources: Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies
The day starts off with a 12Km bike ride down the Little Elbow trail. After stashing the bikes near the Romulus campground and crossing the river, our objective comes into view. We will head up the valley behind this ridge going from left to right. In the far distance on the right is the summit of Romulus. If you want to learn more about the bike ride portion of this trip, click this link:
Heading up the first valley. As soon as you get above tree line, the views are spectacular. I had first summitted this mountain back in 2010. However, when Phil and Gloria invited me out on a beautiful fall day, I couldn’t say no to head up again.
After making our way to the top of the valley, the summit is still a long way away. We traversed this section to the col on the other side. An intermittent trail could be found in places.
After completing the traverse, we realize we have to lose some elevation. This drives me crazy as it means going up on the ascent and descent. The summit still looks like a far journey from here.
Gloria grinds up the final slopes. This mountain is named after Remus and Romulus who were mythological Roman twins raised by a she-wolf and eventually led to the founding of Rome. That all seems plausible to me.
One small step for Gloria and Phil… then they are on the summit! Pretty sure that is how the famous saying goes.
Which means time for the traditional summit Selfie!
Mount Remus makes an appearance. You can read about an ascent of it here:
Great views of the front ranges and Elbow rivers. One last look around to soak in the views, then it is time to head back down. The descent is just the reverse of the ascent.
As anticipated, on the way back down, you have to climb up. Which wakes up the muscles that you haven’t used since the ascent. I assume Phil is busy looking for sneaky ways to avoid this.
One last shot of the uphill on the descent. Gloria gives a good idea of the scale of this place, it is huge. From here, it is a fairly quick descent back to the bikes and an even faster ride back out to the parking lot.

1 Comment

Phil · August 19, 2023 at 5:30 pm

Thanks for guiding us up Shawn! And, thanks for rescuing Gloria on the way down 😉

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