Quandary Park Lodge Sign

“HAVE YOU GAZED on naked grandeur where there's nothing else to gaze on, Set pieces and drop-curtain scenes galore, Big mountains heaved to heaven, which the blinding sunsets blazon, Black canyons where the rapids rip and roar?...” Robert William Service, The Call of the Wild

Quandary Peak, in the Rocky Mountains, is the highest summit of the Tenmile Range and is located in the White River National Forest about 6 miles southwest of Breckenridge, Colorado. In fact, this mountain is just one of Colorado’s 53 ‘fourteeners’ (mountains that meet or exceed an elevation of 14,000 feet above sea level) and it Colorado’s 13th highst peak. With its proximity to Denver and Breckenridge and its relatively easy ascent, Quandary Peak is a popular destination for skiers and snowboarders, as well as hikers and climbers. The name is said to originate from some miners back in the 1860’s who found a mineral on the mountain slopes but weren’t able to identify it – which is where the ‘quandary’ came in.

In making this sign for Quandary Peak Lodge, our artists worked off of a photo of the mountain, painting an add on panel that was later attached to the sign using artist acrylics. The hand sculpted pine cones added even more dimension, while the text and border were incise carved using hand chisels. A top trim added the finishing touch on this striking sign.

Carved & Gilded
Flat Painted Add on Panel
Sign Size
24 " x 22 "