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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

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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 57 votes

#33

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  4.4 from 57 votes
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Trail Rankings

#8

in Colorado

#33

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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

Sep 16, 2023
Tarita Fisher Boersma
with Rae and Max! 3.1mi — 1h 51m
May 27, 2023
Tyler B
Great trail and great views, was probably 75% covered in easily navigable snow with a gritty sandy texture. A couple of slippery spots, spikes woul… 3mi — 2h 20m
Feb 12, 2023
Matt Culpepper
To Papoose Mtn (1.4/500) 1.4mi
Oct 5, 2022
Erin Andersen
3.3mi — 2h 15m
Jul 28, 2022
Ryan Bowman
Jun 20, 2022
Scott Hall
May 1, 2021
Matt Glocke
still snowpacked, awesome views!! 1.5mi — 1h 10m
Feb 26, 2021
A Chun
3.6mi — 2h 36m
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