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Mount Flora

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Length


6.4 Miles 10.2 Kilometers


1,754' 534 m

Ascent

-1,753' -534 m

Descent

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

47%

Max Grade (25°)

13,078' 3,986 m

High

11,324' 3,452 m

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Shared By Cam Morton

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Follow the CDT to 360-degree views on a ridgeline hike along the Continental Divide.

Cam Morton

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Overview

Follow the CDT (plus a fun spur trail) to 360-degree views on a ridgeline hike along the Continental Divide. At the beginning, a large parking lot with bathrooms and easy access right off Highway 40 between Idaho Springs and Winter Park makes access a breeze. The hike can be shortened to just reach the ridgeline if desired (1.7 miles one way, 3.4 round-trip).

Description

This hike offers a great option to see breathtaking Colorado mountain views, including multiple 14ers as well as Rocky Mountain National Park from a distance. It can also be shortened to just reach the Continental Divide ridgeline, which you reach 1.7 miles in.

Start at the Berthoud Pass parking lot. Follow the fire road up a couple of gradual and easy switchbacks. Keep an eye out for a small sign at the corner of one of the switchbacks for "Mt. Flora Trail" (really the CDT), which will take you off of the fire road and on a more direct route up to the ridgeline. At the sign, continue straight (north) on this aforementioned trail.

Once you reach the ridgeline, prepare for long-ranging views here on out. Turn left onto the ridgeline and follow the CDT upwards to the Mt. Flora summit. Take in the views, then backtrack down the way you came, for a grand total of ~6.4 miles.

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Jan 12, 2019
Clancey Potter
Attempted to do Mount Flora but the first bit after the road was a very steep, snowy slope. The trail was mostly clear after reaching the ridge. I…
Sep 8, 2018
Graeme Dunn
Sep 8, 2018
Chelsea Taylor
Spent an hour at the summit. The wind on this trail is no joke! 6.4mi
Sep 7, 2018
Colin Scott
Aug 28, 2018
Brandon Kerr
6.4mi
Aug 26, 2018
Caroline Sullivan
Aug 22, 2018
Chad Dean
Aug 15, 2018
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  4.6 from 18 votes

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