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blue Chief Mountain Trail #58

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Trail

1.5 mile 2.4 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
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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Check-Ins

Jan 13, 2019
Cynthia B.
Jan 1, 2019
Izzat Mukattash
Went on Dec 29, packed snow, but needed traction equipment. Beautiful sunrise! 3.2mi
Dec 30, 2018
Rob Cannon
Dec 24, 2018
J Hiker
Mostly snow packed and easy to follow. No need for snowshoes but traction is suggested. Exposed rock sections toward top. Great views and not crowded 1.5mi
Dec 21, 2018
aikibujin
Hiked with Polar. — 2h 00m
Oct 23, 2018
Patrick Csongei
Snow on the trail - we used traction and it was definitely helpful. It may not be necessary but it made the hike up and down much easier 3mi — 1h 22m
Sep 29, 2018
Meghan Hollaback
clear and beautiful 2.7mi
Sep 22, 2018
Matt Culpepper
Beautiful day. Smoke haze not bad until dusk. 3mi

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 33 votes

#36

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  4.4 from 33 votes
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#9

in Colorado

#36

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The Viking
Denver, CO
The Viking   Denver, CO
Just do it. Absolutely wonderful. A quick trail to mosey up for an alpine picnic. Jan 30, 2019

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