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Independence Peak Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

1.2 mile 1.9 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 731' 223 m
Descent: -3' -1 m
High: 8,217' 2,505 m
Low: 7,490' 2,283 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 12% (7°)
Max Grade: 31% (17°)

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Trail shared by KT Vogt

A scenic trail that climbs to panoramic views.

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Description

This trail climbs through thick evergreen forests with the occasional break for small grassy areas. Flowers of all shapes and colors bloom along the trail in season. You'll also pass a small spring where wild roses grow and an aspen grove lit up like candles when hit by the early morning sun. The summit will provide panoramic views of Bear Mountain on the left, the City of Evergreen, and of course the Rocky Mountains.

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Sep 15, 2019
Erik M
2.3mi
Sep 9, 2019
JP Dixon
Sep 2, 2019
Eric J
Nice escape from the heat of Denver at the top
Aug 24, 2019
Thomas Parsons
Parked at Corwina parking lot off Bear Creek Canyon Road. Not too steep — 1h 45m
Jul 7, 2019
Anthony Tanzi
Gabe's and Luna's first training day. 1.2mi
Jun 15, 2019
M Mear
Took the north loop up and south loop down. Wildflowers, lots of trees, dogs, view of mountains from the top. 1.5mi — 2h 00m
Jun 15, 2019
Kurt Sunderland
Short but steep. Some rocky areas with tall steps to navigate. Hiker only trail. 2.8mi — 1h 44m
Jun 14, 2019
Daylene York
2.7mi

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 11 votes

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in Pence Park

#5087

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#1

in Pence Park

#405

in Colorado

#5,087

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This is at or near the end point of the trail. It's high up, very colorful, and obviously beautiful.
May 28, 2018 near Evergreen, CO
There are some glimpses of the final view as you ascend the trail. This is one of those glimpses.
May 28, 2018 near Evergreen, CO
Trail into Pence Park.
Mar 22, 2018 near Evergreen, CO
Pence Park trail just before the trail going to the peak.
Mar 22, 2018 near Evergreen, CO
Trail leading to the peak
Mar 22, 2018 near Evergreen, CO
Pence Park
Mar 22, 2018 near Evergreen, CO

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