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Recommended Routes in Pike National Forest - West - 17

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Favorite Long shot at 07:30 am from 12,680' looking down southeast towards the beginning of the trail up to Mount Democrat. This shot shows the progression from a smooth, wide trail to start, to a steeper and rockier climb forward. This is halfway to the summit.
Intermediate/Difficult

DeCaliBron

7.0 mi 11.3 km 3,003' Up 915.3 m Up 3,003' Down 915.21 m Down

Copper…, CO
Favorite A small outcropping gives an incredible view of the unique rock formations of the Lost Creek Wilderness.
Intermediate/Difficult

Lost Creek Wilderness Loop

29.2 mi 47.0 km 6,156' Up 1876.38 m Up 6,156' Down 1876.4 m Down

Bailey, CO
Favorite Mt Sherman summit
Intermediate

Mt. Sherman

4.8 mi 7.7 km 1,972' Up 600.93 m Up 1,971' Down 600.71 m Down

Leadville, CO
Favorite Aspen forests adorn the trail.
Intermediate

Buffalo Peaks Wilderness Loop

12.3 mi 19.8 km 1,921' Up 585.38 m Up 1,917' Down 584.31 m Down

Buena V…, CO
Favorite Aspen groves
Intermediate

Kenosha Pass Out-and-Back

12.1 mi 19.5 km 1,531' Up 466.51 m Up 1,530' Down 466.44 m Down

Jefferson, CO
Favorite Long shot at 07:30 am from 12,680' looking down southeast towards the beginning of the trail up to Mount Democrat. This shot shows the progression from a smooth, wide trail to start, to a steeper and rockier climb forward. This is halfway to the summit.
Difficult

Mount Democrat

3.8 mi 6.2 km 2,093' Up 637.91 m Up 2,092' Down 637.73 m Down

Copper…, CO
Favorite Trail between Bison and McCurdy Peaks.
Difficult

Lost Creek Lasso via Twin Eagles

38.9 mi 62.7 km 6,904' Up 2104.38 m Up 6,887' Down 2099.06 m Down

Bailey, CO
Favorite Wildfires have scorched the area near the trailhead.
Difficult

South Tarryall Peak

8.1 mi 13.1 km 1,514' Up 461.5 m Up 1,514' Down 461.55 m Down

Bailey, CO
Favorite Wildflowers and aspen on the Twin Eagles Trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Lake Park Lasso

13.5 mi 21.6 km 3,259' Up 993.36 m Up 3,252' Down 991.17 m Down

Bailey, CO

Pike National Forest - West Running

  • 614 Miles 988 Kilometers of Trail
  • 17 Recommended Routes
  • 10 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 55 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 13 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Pike National Forest - West - 60

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8.6 mi 13.8 km #1Abyss Lake Trail #602
Intermediate/Difficult
Jefferson, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Jefferson, CO 23 
9.7 mi 15.6 km #2Goose Creek Trail #612
Intermediate
Pine, CO
Intermediate
Pine, CO 13 
2.8 mi 4.6 km #3Tanglewood Trail #636
Intermediate/Difficult
Bailey, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Bailey, CO 14 
7.2 mi 11.6 km #4McCurdy Park Trail #628
Intermediate
Bailey, CO
Intermediate
Bailey, CO
14.5 mi 23.3 km #5CT - Segment 5: Long Gulch to Kenosha Pass
Intermediate
Bailey, CO
Intermediate
Bailey, CO 11 
0.4 mi 0.7 km #6Overlook Trail #641
Easy/Intermediate
Cripple Creek, CO
Easy/Intermediate
Cripple Creek, CO
1.4 mi 2.3 km #7Black Powder Pass
Intermediate
Breckenridge, CO
Intermediate
Breckenridge, CO
32.8 mi 52.7 km #8CT - Segment 6: Kenosha Pass to Goldhill
Intermediate
Jefferson, CO
Intermediate
Jefferson, CO
6.3 mi 10.1 km #9Rolling Creek Trail #663
Difficult
Bailey, CO
Difficult
Bailey, CO
3.5 mi 5.6 km #10French Pass Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Jefferson, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Jefferson, CO

Photos of Pike National Forest - West - 177

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Long shot at 07:30 am from 12,680' looking down southeast towards the beginning of the trail up to Mount Democrat. This shot shows the progression from a smooth, wide trail to start, to a steeper and rockier climb forward. This is halfway to the summit.
Sep 26, 2019 near Copper…, CO
The view of Mount Lincoln from Mount Cameron.
Jul 16, 2021 near Copper…, CO
East towards Alma at halfway to the summit of Mount Democrat.
Oct 12, 2019 near Copper…, CO
Aspen groves
Oct 1, 2015 near Brecken…, CO
Mt Sherman summit
Feb 27, 2015 near Leadville, CO
Drone footage of the morning fog over the marshland about 7 miles in. Trail can be seen to the right.
Aug 30, 2020 near Buena V…, CO
An old mining cabin with an impressive backdrop.
Oct 2, 2017 near Leadville, CO
View east from McCurdy Peak.
Jun 6, 2016 near Pine, CO