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Recommended Routes in San Isabel National Forest - 11

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Favorite Ice Mtn & The Three Apostles from Huron Pk with permission from BoulderTraveler
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Huron Peak

6.4 mi 10.2 km 3,301' Up 1006.19 m Up 3,301' Down 1006.03 m Down

Buena V…, CO
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Favorite Belford, Oxford, and Missouri from the summit of Mt. Yale.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Mt. Yale

8.8 mi 14.1 km 4,260' Up 1298.32 m Up 4,259' Down 1298.15 m Down

St. Elmo, CO
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Favorite View from Mt. Massive's summit on a summer day.
Difficult Difficult

Mt. Massive

7.6 mi 12.2 km 3,841' Up 1170.86 m Up 3,843' Down 1171.33 m Down

Leadvil…, CO
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Favorite View from Mt. Massive's summit on a summer day.
Difficult Difficult

Mt. Massive via CDT

13.4 mi 21.5 km 4,456' Up 1358.07 m Up 4,455' Down 1357.95 m Down

Leadvil…, CO
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Favorite A great view of the three apostles basin.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Lake Ann Out-and-Back

11.2 mi 18.0 km 1,715' Up 522.76 m Up 1,715' Down 522.61 m Down

St. Elmo, CO
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Favorite Looking west over Kroenke Lake.
Intermediate Intermediate

Kroenke Lake

8.2 mi 13.2 km 1,587' Up 483.58 m Up 1,585' Down 483.22 m Down

Buena V…, CO
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Favorite View from about 3/4 of the way up to Harvard.
Difficult Difficult

Harvard and Columbia

14.4 mi 23.2 km 5,628' Up 1715.37 m Up 5,622' Down 1713.45 m Down

Buena V…, CO
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Favorite Descending from the ridge back into the forest.
Difficult Difficult

Mount Ouray Out-and-Back

6.0 mi 9.7 km 2,703' Up 823.93 m Up 2,702' Down 823.58 m Down

Whitepine, CO
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Favorite Descending from the ridge back into the forest.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Chipeta Mountain Out-and-Back

8.7 mi 14.1 km 2,788' Up 849.64 m Up 2,788' Down 849.68 m Down

Whitepine, CO
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Favorite Emerging from treeline to a horizon of clouds.
Difficult Difficult

Mount Shavano and Tabeguache Peak

10.7 mi 17.2 km 5,114' Up 1558.66 m Up 5,113' Down 1558.54 m Down

Alpine , CO
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Favorite Hiking the ridge to Grizzly
Difficult Difficult

Grizzly Ridge Out-and-Back

10.5 mi 16.9 km 3,363' Up 1024.91 m Up 3,362' Down 1024.61 m Down

Aspen, CO
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San Isabel National Forest Hiking

  • 169 Miles 272 Kilometers of Trail
  • 11 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 20 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 23 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in San Isabel National Forest - 34

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4.9 mi 7.8 km #1South Mount Elbert Trail #1481
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Leadville North, CO
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Leadville North, CO 18 
3.8 mi 6.1 km #2Ptarmigan Lake Trail #1444
Intermediate Intermediate
St. Elmo, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
St. Elmo, CO 15 
4.4 mi 7.1 km #3Mount Shavano
Difficult Difficult
Alpine , CO
Difficult Difficult
Alpine , CO 15 
1.0 mi 1.7 km #4Windsor Lake Trail
Difficult Difficult
Leadville North, CO
Difficult Difficult
Leadville North, CO 12 
13.2 mi 21.3 km #5CDT: Halfmoon Creek to Timberline Lake (CO Sec. 24)
Intermediate Intermediate
Leadville North, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
Leadville North, CO
6.7 mi 10.8 km #6Starvation Creek
Difficult Difficult
Salida, CO
Difficult Difficult
Salida, CO
4.4 mi 7.1 km #7Silver Creek Trail
Difficult Difficult
Saguache, CO
Difficult Difficult
Saguache, CO
2.3 mi 3.6 km #8Narrow Gauge Trail #1432
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Alpine, CO
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Alpine, CO
2.7 mi 4.3 km #9North Halfmoon Lakes Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Leadville North, CO
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Leadville North, CO
11.1 mi 17.9 km #10CDT: Marshall Pass to Monarch Pass (CO Sec. 18)
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Whitepine, CO
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Whitepine, CO

Photos of San Isabel National Forest - 283

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Ice Mtn & The Three Apostles from Huron Pk with permission from BoulderTraveler
Jan 8, 2015 near Buena V…, CO
Mt. Princeton summit. Altitude has been shown to contribute to absurdity.
Jun 24, 2015 near Buena V…, CO
A lone hiker enjoys the solitude and fall colors on the south approach to Mount Elbert.
Feb 7, 2017 near Leadvil…, CO
Huron Peak trail
Jan 27, 2018 near St. Elmo, CO
Virginia Peak, Winfield Peak, and Granite Mountain in the distance, looking back at the Huron Peak trail, wildflowers in full bloom.
Jul 3, 2018 near St. Elmo, CO
View of Huron Peak and the Three Apostles from the trail
Aug 1, 2018 near Leadvil…, CO
Mount Massive, 2ND highest Colorado 14er, still snow capped, second week of July 2019. View looking west from Halfmoon Road after climbing Mount Elbert earlier this day. Mount Massive at #2 ranked is only 6 feet lower than Mount Elbert.
Aug 10, 2019 near Leadvil…, CO
The summit of Antero
Apr 9, 2024 near Alpine , CO
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