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Chief Mountain Trail #58

Intermediate
 4.4 (51)

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


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Map Key

1.5

Miles

2.4

KM

Point to Point

11,672' 3,558 m

High

10,722' 3,268 m

Low

950' 289 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Leashed

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Tom Robson

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 51 votes

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  4.4 from 51 votes
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Photos

r=Returning from the summit
Sep 12, 2019 near Idaho S…, CO
View north from the trail
May 27, 2018 near Idaho S…, CO
View northwest from the peak
May 27, 2018 near Idaho S…, CO
Mount Evans from summit
May 27, 2018 near Idaho S…, CO
Summit view looking SW toward Mt. Evans
Oct 4, 2016 near Idaho S…, CO
Bird catching air currents at the summit.
Sep 12, 2019 near Idaho S…, CO

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Check-Ins

May 1, 2021
Matt Glocke
still snowpacked, awesome views!! 1.5mi — 1h 10m
Feb 26, 2021
A Chun
3.6mi — 2h 36m
Jan 10, 2021
Jeff S
Beautiful day. Blue skies, light new snow
Oct 7, 2020
Katya G
3mi out and back. Linked with Squaw trail for extra milage 3mi — 1h 20m
Aug 9, 2020
Daylene York
3mi
Aug 9, 2020
J M
Aug 2, 2020
Mike Sanders
Jul 30, 2020
David Hikes