Pyramid Peak (14,018') has one of the more technical standard routes of any 14er in the state (Class 4), and is a perfect example of the sedimentary choss that makes up much of the Elk Range in the Aspen area. The standard route starts and finishes at the Maroon Lake parking lot, ascending either the NE (shown below) or NW ridge.
Editor's Note: Many Colorado 14ers should not be considered “backcountry” where you 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 hard to protect our mountain environment.