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A scenic trail nestled between Bald and Boreas Mountains with stunning views of the Tenmile range.


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Map Key

1.4

Miles

2.3

KM

Point to Point

12,187' 3,715 m

High

11,494' 3,504 m

Low

693' 211 m

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0' 0 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly A mellow trail with most of the pitch up towards the top. At the trailhead, railroad ruins and ski huts to explore around.

Boreas Pass is closed to vehicular traffic November-May. To access this trail in the winter, park 6 miles below the summit at the trailhead near the closure gate and ascend the road to the pass.

Description

Look for the sign marking the start of the trail on the north side of the parking area just below the Section House Hut and Ken's Cabin.

The trail slowly ascends across a small talus field and through a pine forest until you are above treeline. From here, you ascend directly up the alpine slope on a well-worn trail. Continue up to the pass, where the trail wraps around the back side to terminate at a medium sized rocky viewing area.

Flora & Fauna

Seasonal wildflowers.

Contacts

Shared By:

Kimberly Talley

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  4.4 from 10 votes

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On Black Powder Pass.
Oct 8, 2016 near Brecken…, CO
View of Bald Mountain from the Section House Hut.
Oct 8, 2016 near Brecken…, CO

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Jan 6, 2024
Atsuko Ohtake
Sep 16, 2023
Private User
Jun 24, 2022
Eric Harrill
3mi
Aug 10, 2020
GW Ullrich
Incredible hike. At the end, there is an offshoot trail that goes up even higher and grants views to the north.
Jul 12, 2020
Private User
Sep 29, 2019
Barb Frommell
Spectacular! Windy though. Wear layers! 2.8mi — 1h 45m
Aug 25, 2019
H OD
Jul 6, 2019
Al M
2.8mi — 2h 00m
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