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Independence Peak Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.0 (16)

A scenic trail that climbs to panoramic views.


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Map Key

1.2

Miles

1.9

KM

Point to Point

8,217' 2,505 m

High

7,490' 2,283 m

Low

731' 223 m

Up

3' 1 m

Down

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs Leashed

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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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Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 16 votes

#1

in Pence Park

#6789

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  4.0 from 16 votes
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#1

in Pence Park

#523

in Colorado

#6,789

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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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Jun 20, 2021
Justin Schramm
May 2, 2021
Michael Jon
2.4 miles round trip, hailed snow on the way down 1.2mi
Apr 11, 2021
Ryan Zink
Beautiful day. Moderately challaenging as always but minimal snow/ice
Aug 7, 2020
Edgar Villeda
tough short climb with a meh view of some rich mountain houses.
Jul 19, 2020
Taylor West
Jun 14, 2020
George Scott
Jun 7, 2020
Katie B
Jun 3, 2020
Matt Kohn