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A stunning climb with views at the top that go on endlessly.


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2.4

Miles

3.9

KM

Point to Point

10,563' 3,219 m

High

9,868' 3,008 m

Low

836' 255 m

Up

149' 45 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

26%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Leashed

Features River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers

Description

After crossing the creek at the parking area, this trail follows the Ring the Peak Trail (here mapped as part of the Catamount Trail) for the first 1.5 miles.

Right from the start, you'll quickly gain elevation via a few switchbacks. The trail goes straight north through a pleasant pine forest. After you cross another small creek, turn right on the forest road.

You'll pass through a small open meadow, and after a small climb, you'll reach a point where you leave Ring The Peak Trail (Catamount Trail). The spot is marked by several wooden posts in the ground but can be easy to miss. From here, it's less than a mile uphill to the summit of Raspberry Mountain, with a short descent into a saddle before the final push.

At the top, keep left and find the best way up those huge boulders. Enjoy 360-degrees views that include Sawatch Range, Sangre De Cristo Mountains, Pikes Peak, and Catamount Reservoirs.

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Shared By:

David Orner with improvements by K Keiter

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 17 votes

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#465

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Photos

Forest and mountains view from the summit
Nov 7, 2017 near Cascade…, CO
Nice view of outcropping from the trail.
Jul 18, 2020 near Cascade…, CO
View of Catamount Reservoir from the top of Raspberry Mountain.
Jul 18, 2020 near Cascade…, CO
View of Pikes Peak from atop of Raspberry Mountain.
Jul 18, 2020 near Cascade…, CO
A shelter along the lower part of the trail.
Jul 18, 2020 near Cascade…, CO
The Gateway
Apr 29, 2022 near Cascade…, CO

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Sep 3, 2023
Ashleigh Shunk
Sep 5, 2022
Lynne W
Oct 6, 2021
Nell Wesemann
Great trail with great views at the top! Highly recommend for a sunrise hike. 2.4mi
Jul 1, 2021
Colorado Lopers
3.3mi — 2h 30m
Jun 20, 2021
C R
Jun 12, 2021
Ivy Tran
2.4mi — 1h 10m
Sep 16, 2020
Jack D
Good hike through a thick forrest and a couple fields. Views from the top are great! 2.4mi
Jul 18, 2020
Hannah Spieldenner
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