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FSR 379A

Easy/Intermediate

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3.1 mile 4.9 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,065' 324 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 12,335' 3,760 m
Low: 11,270' 3,435 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 11% (7°)

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Trail shared by K Keiter

A steady climb to the south summit of Almagre Mountain.

K Keiter

Features Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

The trail is open to OHV and licensed vehicles until locked gate. High clearance vehicles are necessary.

Description

From FSR 379, take a sharp right to access the trailhead of FSR 379A. At this point, FSR 379A continues along the timbered ridgeline for about 1.5 miles before it begins a steep ascent. FSR 379A has some blind curves for motorized vehicles, so hikers should be vigilant.

Continue the ascent for another .25 miles to the locked gate. Motorized vehicles are not allowed past the locked gate due to the fragile ecosystem. Go around the gate, and follow the trail as it curves to the left.

From here, it is another mile to the summit with an elevation gain of about 700 ft. Listen for the marmots whistling, as they are warning others of your presence.

The Almagre Mountain South summit is nothing spectacular, as it is a platform for communication towers; but the views are quite something, offering miles of sights of the Sawatch Mountain Range. Additionally, at this elevation, Pikes Peak looks a bit less assuming, but still wondrous.

Flora & Fauna

Whistling marmots, monarch butterflies. grasses.

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Jul 23, 2017
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FSR 379A just after gate to summit of Almagre Mountain South.
Jul 28, 2017 near Manitou…, CO
McReynolds Reservoir with Pikes Peak in the background. View from summit of Almagre Mountain South.
Jul 28, 2017 near Manitou…, CO
Some amazing views from FSR 379A.
Jul 24, 2017 near Manitou…, CO
FSR 379A trailhead is at clearing, then take a hard right.
Jul 28, 2017 near Manitou…, CO
Looking SW from the Summit of Almagre South Mountain.
Jul 24, 2017 near Manitou…, CO
Descent along North Cheyenne Creek, towards Forester's/701.
Oct 18, 2017 near Manitou…, CO

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