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Loveland Pass #9169

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.8 (4)

Spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains at the Continental Divide.


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1.4

Miles

2.3

KM

Point to Point

12,436' 3,791 m

High

11,991' 3,655 m

Low

517' 158 m

Up

71' 22 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Unknown

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Need to Know

Nice to have a set of hiking poles for steeper areas but not necessary.

Description

The trail begins at the top of Loveland Pass. The road there is easy and paved, although parking can be difficult particularly on the weekends. The trail can be pretty steep in areas to begin with but once you get up to the ridge line the hiking gets easier and there are amazing views. On clear days, you’ll see Arapahoe Basin, Keystone, and Breckenridge ski areas from the top. You can also see Loveland ski area if you hike the ridgeline far enough. You definitely want to be up and back down before storms though. The trail starts at 11,990 feet and there is nowhere to hide from any lightening.

Flora & Fauna

We saw marmots, eagles, pikas and lots of moss and low grasses turning color for the fall.

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Tracy Meola

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  4.8 from 4 votes

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Loveland Pass. with permission from algill
Apr 29, 2016 near Keystone, CO
Loveland Pass, Colorado
Jul 17, 2019 near Keystone, CO
Markers and Mountains
Jul 17, 2019 near Keystone, CO

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Jul 11, 2020
Mike Kruger
Up to the top and then glissade and creek running 4mi — 4h 00m
Aug 3, 2019
Mike Kruger
oops, but fun
Aug 2, 2019
Lisa Shenk
Jul 27, 2019
Elizabeth Sandstrum
We hiked in the afternoon so we turned around half way when a storm started rolling in. Beautiful vistas and saw pikas. Snow in spots. 0.8mi — 1h 20m
Jan 5, 2019
Kayla Martinez
Aug 30, 2018
Valerie Norton
https://valhikes.blogspot.com/2018/08/loveland-pass-to-some-westerly-peaks.html
Jun 18, 2016
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