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SUMMIT COUNTY HIKING TRAILS

Pick from our list of 43 different trails below for complete descriptions and photos:

There are a large number of trails nestled within the backcountry of Summit County. From beginner walks for the whole family to more advanced trails which crest the summit of Colorado's 14,000 ft. peaks, Summit County Explorer provides descriptions and difficulty ratings for each of these trails.

 


 

  Difficulty Levels
 

Each hiking trail is assigned a level of difficulty from beginner to advanced. Beginner hiking trails are usually pretty level and clearly marked trails of shorter length, suitable for family and children. Select from the list of trails below for a complete description and photo tour!


 

 


IMPORTANT ALERTS and NOTICES:

1. The U.S. Forest Service is now charging a fee of $5 per vehicle to park at certain trailheads.

  beginner intermediate advanced
    Black Powder Pass   Mohawk Lake   Quandary Peak  14,265'
    Lily Pad   Chihuahua Gulch   Lincoln & Bross 14,291' / 14,177'
    St. John's   Mt. Royal   Bierstadt Peak 14,060'
    Mayflower Gulch   Wheeler Lakes   Willow & Salmon Lakes
    Loveland Pass   Radical Hill Trail   Upper Crystal Lake
    Salt Lick Trail   McCullough Gulch   Gray's & Torrey's 14,278' / 14,267'
    Mesa Cortina Trail   Mt. Sniktau   Mt. Democrat 14,152'
    St. Mary's Glacier   North Ten Mile Trail   Mt. Victoria
    Sally Barber Mine   Willow Falls  

Mt. Elbert  14,433'

    Oro Grande Trail   Eaglesmere Lakes   Buffalo Mountain  12,777'
    Meadow Creek-Salt Lick   Mosquito Pass   Eccles Pass
    Shrine Mountain Trail   Webster Pass   Mt. Huron  14,003'
    Ptarmigan Trail   Ptarmigan via Wilder Gulch    
    Peaks Tr. Barton Gulch   Wheeler Lake - Park County    
    Hoosier Pass Loop   Lenawee Trail    

 

  Spruce Creek Loop   Nightmare on Baldy Mine    
    Tenderfoot Mountain Trail        
   

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