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Gems in Central Rockies - 21

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gem Favorite Hanging Lake

Hanging Lake

(59) Glenwoo…, CO
gem Favorite The edge of Chasm Lake

Chasm Lake and The Diamond

(37) Grand Lake, CO
gem Favorite Ouzel Falls, Wild Basin, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado with permission from Richard Ryer

Ouzel Falls

(44) Grand Lake, CO
gem Favorite One hell of an evening at the Maroon Bells

Maroon Bells

(30) Snowmas…, CO
gem Favorite Lone Eagle Peak reflected in unnamed small pond

Crater Lake and Lone Eagle Peak

(25) Granby, CO
gem Favorite Painted Wall at Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP

Painted Wall Overlook

(22) Montrose, CO
gem Favorite Hills while going up Anemone from Red Rocks

Red Rocks

(28) Boulder, CO
gem Favorite Snowmass Lake sunrise.

Snowmass Lake

(6) Snowmas…, CO
gem Favorite Start of East Inlet Trail RMNP 3/16.

Adams Falls

(21) Grand Lake, CO
gem Favorite Gunnison River flowing.

Warner Point

(10) Montrose, CO
gem Favorite Sky Pond early spring

Sky Pond

(5) Grand Lake, CO
gem Favorite The valley as viewed from Conundrum Hot Springs.

Conundrum Hot Springs

(9) Crested…, CO
gem Favorite U.S. Route 50 Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Pulpit Rock Overlook

(11) Montrose, CO
gem Favorite View of Long Lake while taking the southern route to Lake Isabelle.

Long Lake

(11) Nederland, CO
gem Favorite Mail Box at the Rock House

Rock House

(3) Winter…, CO
gem Favorite Isabelle Lake surrounded by the Indian Peaks - stunning.

Lake Isabelle

(3) Nederland, CO
gem Favorite The sheer rock walls of the Continental Divide loom majestically over open meadows and early summer snow.

East Inlet Vista

(3) Grand Lake, CO
gem Favorite Looking up at Zodiac Spires from North Willow Lake

Zodiac Ridge

(5) Silvert…, CO
gem Favorite Snow Peak from Snow Pass, Gore Range.

Snow Pass

(1) Silvert…, CO
gem Favorite Beaver Lake is a nice spot to have a lunch, watch for wildlife, and listen to nature.

Beaver Lake

(3) Avon, CO
gem Favorite A beautiful section of Boulder Creek that is passed on the way to Upper Boulder Lake.

Upper Boulder Lake

(1) Vail, CO

Recommended Routes in Central Rockies - 251

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Favorite One hell of an evening at the Maroon Bells
Difficult Difficult

Four Pass Loop

27.1 mi 43.6 km 7,265' Up 2214.42 m Up 7,266' Down 2214.53 m Down

Snowmas…, CO
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Favorite Lone Eagle Peak above Mirror - from the Crater Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Monarch Lake to Crater Lake

14.9 mi 24.0 km 2,017' Up 614.74 m Up 2,017' Down 614.7 m Down

Granby, CO
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Favorite A couple takes a nice rest among the wildflowers before the final ascent to Quandary Peak.
Difficult Difficult

Quandary Peak

6.4 mi 10.3 km 3,169' Up 965.85 m Up 3,178' Down 968.68 m Down

Brecken…, CO
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Favorite Looking back down to Kelso Mountain, a fun 13er to warm up on!
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Grays and Torreys Peaks

8.3 mi 13.3 km 3,479' Up 1060.53 m Up 3,466' Down 1056.42 m Down

Georgetown, CO
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Favorite Approximately 13,800' up, less than a mile from the summit!
Difficult Difficult

Mt. Elbert

8.9 mi 14.4 km 4,410' Up 1344.26 m Up 4,410' Down 1344.07 m Down

Leadvil…, CO
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Favorite Hanging Lake
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Hanging Lake

2.6 mi 4.2 km 1,037' Up 316.17 m Up 1,037' Down 316.22 m Down

Glenwoo…, CO
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Favorite Long shot at 07:30 am from 12,680' looking down southeast towards the beginning of the trail up to Mount Democrat. This shot shows the progression from a smooth, wide trail to start, to a steeper and rockier climb forward. This is halfway to the summit.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

DeCaliBron

7.0 mi 11.3 km 3,003' Up 915.3 m Up 3,003' Down 915.21 m Down

Copper…, CO
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Favorite Looking down the mountain from Mt. Bierstadt Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Mt. Bierstadt – West Slopes

7.2 mi 11.6 km 2,625' Up 800.22 m Up 2,624' Down 799.88 m Down

Georgetown, CO
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Favorite From Eccles Pass, enjoy this view looking back at the South Willow Creek drainage.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Buffalo Mountain Loop

13.4 mi 21.6 km 2,976' Up 907.08 m Up 2,960' Down 902.3 m Down

Silvert…, CO
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Central Rockies Hiking

  • 5,603 Miles 9,018 Kilometers of Trail
  • 251 Recommended Routes
  • 21 Gems Gems
  • 385 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 1,080 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 600 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Central Rockies - 1,814

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3.3 mi 5.3 km #1Herman Gulch Trail #98
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Georgetown, CO
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Georgetown, CO 58 
1.9 mi 3.1 km #2St. Mary's Glacier Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Idaho Springs, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
Idaho Springs, CO 60 
1.8 mi 2.9 km #3Mt. Sniktau Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Keystone, CO
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Keystone, CO 41 
2.1 mi 3.3 km #4Silver Dollar Lake Trail #79
Intermediate Intermediate
Georgetown, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
Georgetown, CO 38 
4.7 mi 7.6 km #5Upper Browns Creek Trail #1429
Intermediate Intermediate
Alpine, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
Alpine, CO 39 
2.6 mi 4.2 km #6Mayflower Gulch Road
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Copper Mountain, CO
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Copper Mountain, CO 23 
1.6 mi 2.6 km #7Mount Royal Trail
Difficult Difficult
Frisco, CO
Difficult Difficult
Frisco, CO 29 
6.6 mi 10.6 km #8North Willow Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Silverthorne, CO
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Silverthorne, CO 23 
2.5 mi 4.0 km #9McCullough Gulch Trail #43
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Breckenridge, CO
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Breckenridge, CO 21 
3.2 mi 5.1 km #10Buffalo Mountain Trail
Difficult Difficult
Silverthorne, CO
Difficult Difficult
Silverthorne, CO 25 

Photos of Central Rockies - 3,802

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The Crystal Mill
Dec 6, 2014 near Crested…, CO
The edge of Chasm Lake
Jan 26, 2015 near Grand Lake, CO
Bighorn Pass, looking west towards Mount of the Holy Splotch
Feb 4, 2015 near Vail, CO
Lone Eagle Peak above Mirror - from the Crater Lake Trail
Apr 14, 2015 near Granby, CO
Lone Eagle Peak reflected in unnamed small pond
Apr 14, 2015 near Granby, CO
One hell of an evening at the Maroon Bells
Sep 27, 2015 near Snowmas…, CO
Capitol Peak from just above Capitol Lake
Oct 1, 2017 near Snowmas…, CO
Lion Lake with Summer Wildflowers mid-July
Jul 11, 2018 near Grand Lake, CO
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