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blue Chief Mountain Trail #58

Trail

1.5 mile 2.4 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 950' 289 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 11,672' 3,558 m
Low: 10,722' 3,268 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 12% (7°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)

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Trail shared by Tom Robson

An easily-accessible hike right up the hill from Idaho Springs with unbelievable views.

Tom Robson

Features Fall Colors · Views

Family Friendly Lower effort high reward, not too long, peak at the end, great views and interesting terrain features. 5 and up.

Description

Passing through a spruce and fir forest, you reach treeline in just a short distance. Here, the alpine tundra begins.

The last stretch of the trail offers an overlook of the Bear Creek Basin, including Mount Evans, Mount Goliath, Rogers Peak and Roslin Peak.

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Jun 30, 2019
Valerie F.
No snow, great and easy hike to warm legs after not hiking for a very long time 3mi
Jun 30, 2019
S C
Jun 20, 2019
Michael Kontos
A little wet in spots due to snow melt but otherwise a very good trail. 3mi — 1h 45m
Jun 16, 2019
Samuel Canuto
Some mud and ice patches but not so hard. The trail is not so hard but some poles could help a lot. Great 360° view at the top. Very beautiful la… 3.5mi — 4h 00m
May 6, 2019
Ryan William
May 5, 2019
Cheryl McMaster
3mi — 2h 35m
Mar 1, 2019
Ryan Berger
Jan 13, 2019
Cynthia B.

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 37 votes

#37

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  4.5 from 37 votes
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#9

in Colorado

#37

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