East Ridge: From the Avalanche TH follow the Colorado Trail up the the (E) Ridge of Yale. Take a left (E) on the ridge and follow the easily navigable trail to the summit of Yale. The ascent is 5 miles with 5000' of elevation gain. Submitted by Avery Collins
Denny Creek: This is the standard route on Yale. The ascent is 4.7 miles with 4300' of elevation gain. Submitted by Kim Dobson.
Editor's Note: Many Colorado 14ers should not be considered “backcountry” where you can go anywhere you want; their popularity can create a plethora of braided social paths that lasts for decades in the fragile tundra. So if there is a trail, please stay on it. Hundreds of volunteers with the Fourteeners Initiative work really hard to protect our beloved mountain environment.