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Squaw Mountain

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Length

2.2 Miles 3.5 Kilometers


Elevation

570' 174 m

Ascent

-569' -173 m

Descent

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

11,465' 3,495 m

High

10,895' 3,321 m

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A classic, easy-to-moderate road to an old fire tower above treeline, peak can be seen from Denver.

Rick Blair

Overview [Suggest Changes]

Beginning at the first major switchback, this hike is a great route that combines easy to navigate (though strenuous) terrain with a manageable distance to create an excellent outing with big time rewards at the end.
Features: Fall Colors — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife [Add/Remove]
Family Friendly: This is an easy and short outing. The fire tower at top is fun for kids, and there are great views and big sense of accomplishment of at the summit.

Description [Suggest Changes]

This route will lead you up a fire road, which starts near the Forest Service outdoor shooting range. Due to the proximity of the range, you'll likely hear shots fired at the beginning of this outing.

Follow the road up to the antennas and fire tower. Though you'll be navigating a road, this journey can still pack a punch. The grades are moderate and consistent from the parking area to the summit. There are amazing views of the Mt Evans area and the Indian peaks once you've reached the top.

For the second year (as of 2016) the Forest Service appears to be renting the fire tower for overnight stays, if you'd like to extend your stay.

Flora & Fauna [Suggest Changes]

Wildflowers are abundant at various times, and mushrooms can be found in the fall. This can be Nordic skied and snowshoed in the winter.

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Jun 2, 2018
Ann Becker-Schutte
Our first hike above 11,000 feet! Beautiful, except for the range noise.
Mar 25, 2018
Patrick Csongei
beautiful day today. got up to the trail around 9:30 and drove up to the shooting range area to park. road was kinda rough but the Subaru made it.… 2.6mi
Dec 30, 2017
Vid Miller
Dec 10, 2017
David Orner
4.4mi
Oct 13, 2017
Shelby W
Aug 25, 2017
Brian Rempel
Hike with Steve and Simba 2.2mi
Jul 9, 2017
Dave Dalton
2.2mi
Jun 2, 2017
Violet Tiedtke

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