Denman Mountain is the most southerly of the Catskill 67 peaks. At 3054′ it dominates the southwest view from the Red Hill fire tower. The mountain has a snowmobile trail that runs along its base and much of the land is owned by the DEC and is part of the Sundown Wild Forest. However, the summit is privately owned and if you wish to stand on its highest point you’ll need landowner approval. With that said, Denman is one of the close enough peaks as you can climb to 3015′ on DEC land which leaves you about 40′ below the top. One could hike the ridge up directly from the parking area or extend the hike by exploring the snowmobile trail before making the climb to the summit. Denman is ranked at 88th highest in the Catskill 100 and 53rd of the Catskill 67.
Close Enough Peak but still on Private Land
Even though we have determined that this mountain is a close enough peak, the actual summit is on private land. If you wish to stand on the highest point you must get the landowner’s permission.
Please be mindful of COVID19 during this hiking season.
|Elevation:||3054 feet, 931 meters|
|Lat / Lon:||41° 54’11” N, 74° 32’22” W|
|Nearest higher neighbor:||Wildcat Mountain (3160′) 6.1-miles NE|
|Line parent:||Van Wyck Mountain (3206′) 6.36-miles ENE|
|Key-col:||2290′ in the col between Denman Mountain and Red Hill Mountain.|
|Range:||Catskill Mountains > South-Central Peaks*|
|Land Unit:||Sundown Wild Forest / Private|
|Summit forest:||Northern hardwood|
|USGS Quad:||Claryville O41074h5 1:24,000|
|Maps and Guide:||Catskill 67, A Hiker’s Guide|
NYNJTC Catskill Map Set
NY-NJTC Digital Trail Maps
|* note:||Range used to coincide with Catskill 67, A Hiker’s Guide.|
Denman Mountain Map
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Backwoods wanderer with a passion for backpacking, hiking, and exploring the wilds of the Catskills and Adirondacks in New York. A Catskill 3500 Club Member and Adirondack Forty-Sixer. Climbed Mount Rainier. Professionally an Exercise Physiologist.