Mount Audubon

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7.7 Miles 12.4 Kilometers


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2,662' 811 m

Ascent

-2,662' -811 m

Descent

13,187' 4,019 m

High

10,525' 3,208 m

Low

13%

Avg Grade (7°)

55%

Max Grade (29°)

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Summit one of Colorado's most beautiful 13ers through wildflowers and panoramic views.

Tom Robson

Overview

Campfires are not allowed. Camping is only permissible in this zone between December 1 and April 30, from May 1 through November 30, this area is day-use only.
This route sits just in front of the Continental Divide and provides stunning views of both the Divide and its associated mountains, and the surrounding Front Range.

Due to its easily accessible nature, Mount Audubon is one of the more crowded hikes in the Brainard Lake Recreation Area.
Features: Birding — Fall Colors — River/Creek — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: Leashed

Need to Know

This is the first trail west of Brainard Lake to become passable in the Spring. It can be done without special equipment in mid to late June. It is best to get an early start. Lightning and thunderstorms are common in the early afternoon.

The Brainard Lake Road is open seasonally. During these months, a vehicle fee applies for trailheads located within the Brainard Lake Recreation Area.

Description

The Beaver Creek Trail enters the Indian Peaks Wilderness and climbs through the trees for
1.7 miles. Here, the Mount Audubon Trail turns left (west). Now above timberline, the Mount Audubon Trail continues to climb in a consistent manner with the exception of two somewhat steeper sections near the middle and end of the trail.

The developed trail ends at the saddle where there is a view down into the Coney Lake drainage. For the final mile and 600 vertical feet, follow the piles of rock (cairns) up the talus to the summit.

Flora & Fauna

Wildflowers, marmot, pika and moose.

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Jun 26, 2017
Hannah Sellnow
Love! Stunning views! Beautiful wildflowers! Awesome
Jun 19, 2017
Eric Bearss
First summit. Weather was amazing.... (80-ish, Sunny). Large snowfields (deep), scrambling.
Jun 19, 2017
Todd Rielage
Did it with Dayna, Eric and Jeremy
Oct 9, 2016
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Sep 9, 2016
Caleb Joyce
Beautiful hike! I was booking it. The final pitch is a scramble over large rocks and a murky semi-defined route. 7.8mi
Aug 28, 2016
John Osborn
Aug 21, 2016
swong17 Wong
Aug 13, 2016
Cynthia B.
Mostly cobble trail (5 miles). Starting temp 36 degrees. Finish temp in the 63. Blue skies, puffy white clods moved in after 9:00. 7.6mi — 5h 10m

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Conditions


Minor Issues 2 days ago
Snowy, Some Mud, Fallen Trees - Some snow fields, fallen trees, flowing water on trail. Overall not bad, no special snow gear needed.
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One of my favorite high-altitude training runs. It's all runnable except the top scree field. Jul 9, 2015


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