Tyndall Glacier is another beautiful option for a snow-landing out of Queenstown. Because of their small size, glaciers at RMNP are very sensitive to fluctuations in temperature and … The right (north) side of the glacier is about 35 degrees and the far left edge reaches 50 degrees. Stephen Hastenrath, University of Wisconsin in particular has documented the changes of Mount Kenya glaciers. He studied magnetism, atmospheric gases including the greenhouse effect, light transmission, and the formation and motion of glaciers. In this process frozen rock and water that have bonded mountain peaks together soften as temperatures rise, leaving slopes more susceptible to rainfall, snowmelt, earthquakes and other forces. There are several descent options including backtracking down Tyndall Gorge, with the glacier providing an excellent glissade, walking south along the Continental Divide to Andrews Glacier and returning through Glacier Gorge, or descending the Flattop Mountain trail. Elevation Gain: ~3,500 feet, including the climb back up from the base of Tyndall ***** Want to see the rest of Will’s photos from the adventure? A good agreement was also found between ice elevation changes measured with laser data and previous results obtained with Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) data. Tyndall Glacier, Flat Top Mountain Trail, Larimer County, Colorado, USA (40.30514 -105.68930), Saguache County, Colorado, USA (38.09453 -106.35634), Coordinates: 37.74781 -107.00190 38.45817 -105.42850 - Minimum elevation: 1,565 m - Maximum elevation: 4,348 m - Average elevation: 2,742 m, Winter Park, Grand County, Colorado, USA (39.91804 -105.78556), Coordinates: 39.83223 -105.81202 39.93046 -105.74783 - Minimum elevation: 2,617 m - Maximum elevation: 4,066 m - Average elevation: 3,158 m, Moomaw Glacier, Boulder-Grand Pass trail (unmaintained), Boulder County, Colorado, USA (40.21212 -105.66947), Coordinates: 40.21114 -105.67063 40.21312 -105.66793 - Minimum elevation: 3,035 m - Maximum elevation: 4,052 m - Average elevation: 3,498 m, Rifle, Garfield County, Colorado, USA (39.53470 -107.78312), Coordinates: 39.51492 -107.84737 39.57478 -107.72263 - Minimum elevation: 1,595 m - Maximum elevation: 2,449 m - Average elevation: 1,807 m, Mount Oxford, Chaffee County, Colorado, USA (38.96472 -106.33891), Coordinates: 38.96467 -106.33896 38.96477 -106.33886 - Minimum elevation: 2,862 m - Maximum elevation: 4,324 m - Average elevation: 3,657 m, Taylor Glacier, North Inlet Trail, Larimer County, Colorado, USA (40.27195 -105.67723), Coordinates: 40.26918 -105.67809 40.27471 -105.67468 - Minimum elevation: 2,865 m - Maximum elevation: 4,118 m - Average elevation: 3,464 m, Uncompahgre Peak, Hinsdale County, Colorado, USA (38.07167 -107.46258), Coordinates: 38.07162 -107.46263 38.07172 -107.46253 - Minimum elevation: 3,333 m - Maximum elevation: 4,372 m - Average elevation: 3,738 m, Twilight Peak, San Juan County, Colorado, USA (37.66305 -107.72701), Coordinates: 37.66300 -107.72706 37.66310 -107.72696 - Minimum elevation: 2,515 m - Maximum elevation: 4,000 m - Average elevation: 3,268 m, Grand County, Colorado, USA (40.09901 -106.13670), Coordinates: 39.68408 -106.65283 40.48625 -105.62609 - Minimum elevation: 2,067 m - Maximum elevation: 4,326 m - Average elevation: 2,868 m, Mount Columbia, Chaffee County, Colorado, USA (38.90388 -106.29752), Coordinates: 38.90383 -106.29757 38.90393 -106.29747 - Minimum elevation: 2,974 m - Maximum elevation: 4,372 m - Average elevation: 3,689 m, Fair Glacier, Isabelle Glacier Trail, USFS trail 908, Boulder County, Colorado, USA (40.05980 -105.65713), Coordinates: 40.05730 -105.65972 40.06257 -105.65535 - Minimum elevation: 2,854 m - Maximum elevation: 4,116 m - Average elevation: 3,472 m, West Spanish Peak, Huerfano County, Colorado, USA (37.37676 -104.98919), Coordinates: 37.37671 -104.98924 37.37681 -104.98914 - Minimum elevation: 2,588 m - Maximum elevation: 4,127 m - Average elevation: 3,143 m, Mount Massive, Lake County, Colorado, USA (39.18754 -106.47562), Coordinates: 39.18749 -106.47567 39.18759 -106.47557 - Minimum elevation: 3,182 m - Maximum elevation: 4,389 m - Average elevation: 3,709 m, Horsetooth Mountain, Larimer County, Colorado, USA (40.53970 -105.19693), Coordinates: 40.53965 -105.19698 40.53975 -105.19688 - Minimum elevation: 1,655 m - Maximum elevation: 2,215 m - Average elevation: 1,837 m, Mount Antero, Chaffee County, Colorado, 81236, USA (38.67389 -106.24669), Coordinates: 38.67384 -106.24674 38.67394 -106.24664 - Minimum elevation: 2,711 m - Maximum elevation: 4,333 m - Average elevation: 3,577 m, Greenhorn Mountain, Pueblo County, Colorado, USA (37.88140 -105.01333), Coordinates: 37.88135 -105.01338 37.88145 -105.01328 - Minimum elevation: 2,370 m - Maximum elevation: 3,757 m - Average elevation: 3,106 m, Mount Elbert, Lake County, Colorado, USA (39.11798 -106.44505), Coordinates: 39.11793 -106.44510 39.11803 -106.44500 - Minimum elevation: 3,068 m - Maximum elevation: 4,396 m - Average elevation: 3,663 m, Mount of the Holy Cross, Eagle County, Colorado, USA (39.46675 -106.48164), Coordinates: 39.46670 -106.48169 39.46680 -106.48159 - Minimum elevation: 2,975 m - Maximum elevation: 4,255 m - Average elevation: 3,550 m, Maroon Peak, Pitkin County, Colorado, USA (39.07080 -106.98869), Coordinates: 39.07075 -106.98874 39.07085 -106.98864 - Minimum elevation: 2,946 m - Maximum elevation: 4,287 m - Average elevation: 3,600 m, Avon, Eagle County, Colorado, USA (39.63290 -106.47118), Coordinates: 39.62365 -106.55590 39.66822 -106.44437 - Minimum elevation: 2,219 m - Maximum elevation: 3,434 m - Average elevation: 2,775 m, Hesperus Mountain, Montezuma County, Colorado, USA (37.44500 -108.08896), Coordinates: 37.44495 -108.08901 37.44505 -108.08891 - Minimum elevation: 2,920 m - Maximum elevation: 4,009 m - Average elevation: 3,376 m, Pikes Peak, El Paso County, Colorado, USA (38.84039 -105.04397), Coordinates: 38.84034 -105.04402 38.84044 -105.04392 - Minimum elevation: 2,754 m - Maximum elevation: 4,302 m - Average elevation: 3,539 m, The Flat Tops, Mesa County, Colorado, USA (39.13470 -107.72173), Coordinates: 39.13465 -107.72178 39.13475 -107.72168 - Minimum elevation: 2,853 m - Maximum elevation: 3,326 m - Average elevation: 3,161 m, Parkview Mountain, Grand County, Colorado, USA (40.33026 -106.13613), Coordinates: 40.33021 -106.13618 40.33031 -106.13608 - Minimum elevation: 2,779 m - Maximum elevation: 3,744 m - Average elevation: 3,128 m, Culebra Peak, Costilla County, Colorado, USA (37.12224 -105.18556), Coordinates: 37.12219 -105.18561 37.12229 -105.18551 - Minimum elevation: 3,038 m - Maximum elevation: 4,265 m - Average elevation: 3,622 m, Spanish Peaks, Huerfano County, Colorado, USA (37.37662 -104.97493), Coordinates: 37.37657 -104.97498 37.37667 -104.97488 - Minimum elevation: 2,643 m - Maximum elevation: 4,127 m - Average elevation: 3,135 m, Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado, USA (40.01499 -105.27055), Coordinates: 39.96435 -105.30145 40.09441 -105.17810 - Minimum elevation: 1,553 m - Maximum elevation: 2,551 m - Average elevation: 1,722 m, Arapaho Glacier, Arapaho Peak Southeast Ridge Route, Boulder County, Colorado, USA (40.02296 -105.64789), Coordinates: 40.02007 -105.65083 40.02613 -105.64427 - Minimum elevation: 2,957 m - Maximum elevation: 4,116 m - Average elevation: 3,520 m, Needle Mountains Peak Eleven, La Plata County, Colorado, USA (37.62861 -107.60589), Coordinates: 37.62856 -107.60594 37.62866 -107.60584 - Minimum elevation: 3,129 m - Maximum elevation: 4,271 m - Average elevation: 3,716 m, Mills Glacier, Longs Peak Trail (The Homestretch), Boulder County, Colorado, USA (40.25535 -105.60993), Coordinates: 40.25348 -105.61199 40.25728 -105.60831 - Minimum elevation: 2,946 m - Maximum elevation: 4,333 m - Average elevation: 3,474 m, Boulder County, Colorado, USA (40.10256 -105.36321), Coordinates: 39.91172 -105.69436 40.26297 -105.05012 - Minimum elevation: 1,494 m - Maximum elevation: 4,312 m - Average elevation: 2,357 m, Rowe Glacier, The Saddle trail, Larimer County, Colorado, USA (40.48832 -105.64500), Coordinates: 40.48827 -105.64505 40.48837 -105.64495 - Minimum elevation: 3,144 m - Maximum elevation: 4,128 m - Average elevation: 3,590 m, Costilla County, Colorado, USA (37.23679 -105.41820), Coordinates: 36.99501 -105.77052 37.65616 -105.13146 - Minimum elevation: 1,777 m - Maximum elevation: 4,253 m - Average elevation: 2,510 m, Turret Peak, Mineral County, Colorado, USA (37.70139 -106.85338), Coordinates: 37.70134 -106.85343 37.70144 -106.85333 - Minimum elevation: 2,619 m - Maximum elevation: 3,649 m - Average elevation: 3,048 m, Custer County, Colorado, USA (38.10730 -105.35434), Coordinates: 37.88932 -105.79690 38.26602 -105.04681 - Minimum elevation: 1,508 m - Maximum elevation: 4,278 m - Average elevation: 2,375 m, Sprague Glacier, Tonahutu Creek Trail, Grand County, Colorado, USA (40.34221 -105.73334), Coordinates: 40.34216 -105.73339 40.34226 -105.73329 - Minimum elevation: 2,770 m - Maximum elevation: 3,933 m - Average elevation: 3,449 m, Peck Glacier, Crater Lake Trail, Grand County, Colorado, USA (40.06538 -105.66564), Coordinates: 40.06394 -105.66782 40.06677 -105.66345 - Minimum elevation: 2,782 m - Maximum elevation: 4,088 m - Average elevation: 3,433 m, Saint Mary's Glacier, St Mary's Glacier Trail, Alice, Clear Creek County, Colorado, USA (39.83715 -105.64923), Coordinates: 39.83522 -105.65318 39.83899 -105.64604 - Minimum elevation: 2,894 m - Maximum elevation: 4,039 m - Average elevation: 3,344 m, San Francisco, Costilla County, Colorado, USA (37.10240 -105.34816), Coordinates: 37.08240 -105.36816 37.12240 -105.32816 - Minimum elevation: 2,485 m - Maximum elevation: 3,049 m - Average elevation: 2,647 m, Needle Mountains Peak Two, San Juan County, Colorado, USA (37.70805 -107.57395), Coordinates: 37.70800 -107.57400 37.70810 -107.57390 - Minimum elevation: 3,006 m - Maximum elevation: 4,186 m - Average elevation: 3,672 m, Isabelle Glacier, Isabelle Glacier Trail, USFS trail 908, Boulder County, Colorado, USA (40.06316 -105.64523), Coordinates: 40.06109 -105.64852 40.06521 -105.64175 - Minimum elevation: 2,958 m - Maximum elevation: 4,088 m - Average elevation: 3,494 m, Longs Peak, Boulder County, Colorado, USA (40.25489 -105.61523), Coordinates: 40.25484 -105.61528 40.25494 -105.61518 - Minimum elevation: 3,003 m - Maximum elevation: 4,333 m - Average elevation: 3,506 m, El Paso County, Colorado, USA (38.82874 -104.52535), Coordinates: 38.51902 -105.07054 39.13016 -104.05162 - Minimum elevation: 1,370 m - Maximum elevation: 4,298 m - Average elevation: 1,954 m, Andrews Glacier, North Inlet Trail, Larimer County, Colorado, USA (40.28866 -105.68402), Coordinates: 40.28575 -105.68610 40.29157 -105.67955 - Minimum elevation: 2,812 m - Maximum elevation: 4,040 m - Average elevation: 3,406 m, Garfield County, Colorado, USA (39.54620 -107.87761), Coordinates: 39.36598 -109.05144 40.09147 -107.03127 - Minimum elevation: 1,322 m - Maximum elevation: 4,214 m - Average elevation: 2,262 m, Montezuma County, Colorado, USA (37.34765 -108.62608), Coordinates: 36.99897 -109.04593 37.63775 -107.96859 - Minimum elevation: 1,398 m - Maximum elevation: 4,286 m - Average elevation: 2,130 m, Delta County, Colorado, USA (38.83688 -107.85683), Coordinates: 38.66797 -108.37897 39.21813 -107.49928 - Minimum elevation: 1,402 m - Maximum elevation: 3,937 m - Average elevation: 2,265 m, Mount Zirkel, Jackson County, Colorado, USA (40.83206 -106.66114), Coordinates: 40.83201 -106.66119 40.83211 -106.66109 - Minimum elevation: 2,845 m - Maximum elevation: 3,694 m - Average elevation: 3,265 m, Hagues Peak, Larimer County, Colorado, USA (40.48458 -105.64638), Coordinates: 40.48453 -105.64643 40.48463 -105.64633 - Minimum elevation: 3,138 m - Maximum elevation: 4,128 m - Average elevation: 3,594 m, Idaho Springs, Clear Creek County, Colorado, 80452, USA (39.74261 -105.50927), Coordinates: 39.73369 -105.53434 39.75879 -105.48933 - Minimum elevation: 2,263 m - Maximum elevation: 3,215 m - Average elevation: 2,611 m, Tyndall Glacier, Flat Top Mountain Trail, Larimer County, Colorado, USA, Moomaw Glacier, Boulder-Grand Pass trail (unmaintained), Boulder County, Colorado, USA, Mount Oxford, Chaffee County, Colorado, USA, Taylor Glacier, North Inlet Trail, Larimer County, Colorado, USA, Uncompahgre Peak, Hinsdale County, Colorado, USA, Twilight Peak, San Juan County, Colorado, USA, Mount Columbia, Chaffee County, Colorado, USA, Fair Glacier, Isabelle Glacier Trail, USFS trail 908, Boulder County, Colorado, USA, West Spanish Peak, Huerfano County, Colorado, USA, Mount Massive, Lake County, Colorado, USA, Horsetooth Mountain, Larimer County, Colorado, USA, Mount Antero, Chaffee County, Colorado, 81236, USA, Greenhorn Mountain, Pueblo County, Colorado, USA, Mount of the Holy Cross, Eagle County, Colorado, USA, Maroon Peak, Pitkin County, Colorado, USA, Hesperus Mountain, Montezuma County, Colorado, USA, Pikes Peak, El Paso County, Colorado, USA, The Flat Tops, Mesa County, Colorado, USA, Parkview Mountain, Grand County, Colorado, USA, Culebra Peak, Costilla County, Colorado, USA, Spanish Peaks, Huerfano County, Colorado, USA, Arapaho Glacier, Arapaho Peak Southeast Ridge Route, Boulder County, Colorado, USA, Needle Mountains Peak Eleven, La Plata County, Colorado, USA, Mills Glacier, Longs Peak Trail (The Homestretch), Boulder County, Colorado, USA, Rowe Glacier, The Saddle trail, Larimer County, Colorado, USA, Turret Peak, Mineral County, Colorado, USA, Sprague Glacier, Tonahutu Creek Trail, Grand County, Colorado, USA, Peck Glacier, Crater Lake Trail, Grand County, Colorado, USA, Saint Mary's Glacier, St Mary's Glacier Trail, Alice, Clear Creek County, Colorado, USA, San Francisco, Costilla County, Colorado, USA, Needle Mountains Peak Two, San Juan County, Colorado, USA, Isabelle Glacier, Isabelle Glacier Trail, USFS trail 908, Boulder County, Colorado, USA, Longs Peak, Boulder County, Colorado, USA, Andrews Glacier, North Inlet Trail, Larimer County, Colorado, USA, Mount Zirkel, Jackson County, Colorado, USA, Hagues Peak, Larimer County, Colorado, USA, Idaho Springs, Clear Creek County, Colorado, 80452, USA.