Ballard is the smallest peak around La Junta basin, and the true summit is at the top of the couloir. Silver Lake sits below you, with killer views of Tomboy Road and Ingram Falls out to the east. Ballard even offers a great shot of the three fourteeners Mount Wilson, Wilson Peak, and El Diente. Follow your ascent route down after taking in those gorgeous San Juans.
Photo 1: Silver Lake with Ingram Falls roaring behind.
Photo 2: Tomboy Road heading up to Imogene Pass with Chicago Peak above.
Photo 3: Lizard Head, El Diente, Mount Wilson and Wilson Peak.
Photo 4: La Junta Peak.