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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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Jun 20, 2020
Scott Meier
Jun 15, 2020
Marilyn Stasinopoulos
Jun 13, 2020
Alex Kearney
Jun 7, 2020
Taylor West
May 31, 2020
jdwalker@gmx.com
Apr 19, 2020
Josh B
Mar 23, 2020
Joey Besong
Jan 16, 2020
Mathew Reynolds
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