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Collegiate Peaks Wilderness

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190 mi 306 km of trail 8 Runs

Easy Trails 6 Trails Intermediate Trails 21 Trails Hard Trails 32 Trails

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Runs in Collegiate Peaks Wilderness - 8

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Favorite Sayres Mountain hides behind columbines in the early morning shade.
Difficult

La Plata Peak Out and Back

9.4 mi 15.1 km • Out and Back • 4,276 ft Ascent 1303.2 m Ascent

(13) Leadvil…, CO
Favorite Michelle Smith turns the corner toward Grizzly Lake during a sublime late Summer outing in the alpine.
Difficult

Grizzly Lake

7.5 mi 12.1 km • Out and Back • 1,959 ft Ascent 597.15 m Ascent

(4) Aspen, CO
Favorite Belford, Oxford, and Missouri from the summit of Mt. Yale.
Intermediate

Mt. Yale

8.8 mi 14.1 km • Out and Back • 4,260 ft Ascent 1298.32 m Ascent

(15) St. Elmo, CO
Favorite Shack up at 10,800 ft.
Difficult

Belford and Oxford

10.9 mi 17.5 km • Out and Back • 5,670 ft Ascent 1728.35 m Ascent

(12) Leadvil…, CO
Favorite View from Missouri Mountain summit looking SW.
Difficult

Missouri Mountain

10.9 mi 17.5 km • Out and Back • 4,399 ft Ascent 1340.95 m Ascent

(7) Leadvil…, CO
Favorite Looking west over Kroenke Lake.
Intermediate

Kroenke Lake

8.2 mi 13.2 km • Loop • 1,587 ft Ascent 483.58 m Ascent

(7) Buena V…, CO
Favorite Hiking the ridge to Grizzly
Difficult

Grizzly Peak and Garfield Peak

7.3 mi 11.7 km • Loop • 2,910 ft Ascent 887.04 m Ascent

(1) Aspen, CO
Favorite Excellent views of Princeton, Yale, and Bear Lake from Harvard's summit. Much of the trail is visible in the lower left
Difficult

Harvard and Columbia

14.4 mi 23.2 km • Loop • 5,628 ft Ascent 1715.37 m Ascent

(9) Buena V…, CO

Trails in Collegiate Peaks Wilderness - 51

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12.3 mi 19.7 km #1Richmond Ridge Road
Difficult
Aspen, CO
Difficult
12.3 mi 19.7 km Aspen, CO
1.4 mi 2.2 km #2Mt. Harvard
Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
Difficult
1.4 mi 2.2 km Buena Vista, CO
3.7 mi 6.0 km #3La Plata Peak-Blackbear Trail #1478
Difficult
St. Elmo, CO
Difficult
3.7 mi 6.0 km St. Elmo, CO
4.4 mi 7.0 km #4La Plata Peak Trail
Difficult
Leadville North, CO
Difficult
4.4 mi 7.0 km Leadville North, CO
5.3 mi 8.5 km #5Kroenke Lake Trail
Intermediate
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate
5.3 mi 8.5 km Buena Vista, CO
11.8 mi 19.0 km #6Pine Creek Trail #1467
Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
Difficult
11.8 mi 19.0 km Buena Vista, CO
3.1 mi 5.0 km #7Mt. Yale Trail
Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
Difficult
3.1 mi 5.0 km Buena Vista, CO
1.8 mi 2.8 km #8Mt. Belford - Missouri Gulch
Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
Difficult
1.8 mi 2.8 km Buena Vista, CO
5.4 mi 8.6 km #9Brown's Pass
Intermediate
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate
5.4 mi 8.6 km Buena Vista, CO
7.0 mi 11.3 km #10Frenchman Creek #1457
Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
Difficult
7.0 mi 11.3 km Buena Vista, CO
3.1 mi 5.0 km #11Missouri Mountain Trail
Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
Difficult
3.1 mi 5.0 km Buena Vista, CO
2.1 mi 3.3 km #12North Fork Clear Creek Trail #1463
Easy
St. Elmo, CO
Easy
2.1 mi 3.3 km St. Elmo, CO
26.1 mi 42.0 km #13CDT: Cottonwood Pass Road to Sheep Gulch (CO Sec. 22)
Intermediate
St. Elmo, CO
Intermediate
26.1 mi 42.0 km St. Elmo, CO
2.5 mi 4.1 km #14Garfield/Grizzly Peak Southeast Approach
Difficult
Aspen, CO
Difficult
2.5 mi 4.1 km Aspen, CO
5.5 mi 8.9 km #15Horn Fork Basin
Intermediate
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate
5.5 mi 8.9 km Buena Vista, CO
7.3 mi 11.8 km #16Missouri Gulch Trail
Intermediate
Leadville North, CO
Intermediate
7.3 mi 11.8 km Leadville North, CO
0.3 mi 0.5 km #17Weller Lake Trail #1989
Intermediate
Aspen, CO
Intermediate
0.3 mi 0.5 km Aspen, CO
3.2 mi 5.1 km #18Difficult Creek Trail
Intermediate
Aspen, CO
Intermediate
3.2 mi 5.1 km Aspen, CO
0.5 mi 0.8 km #19The Grottos Loop
Intermediate
Aspen, CO
Intermediate
0.5 mi 0.8 km Aspen, CO
1.5 mi 2.4 km #20Mt. Oxford
Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
Difficult
1.5 mi 2.4 km Buena Vista, CO

Photos of Collegiate Peaks Wilderness - 66

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View of Huron Peak and the Three Apostles from the trail
Aug 1, 2018 near Leadvil…, CO
Michelle Smith turns the corner toward Grizzly Lake during a sublime late Summer outing in the alpine.
Sep 23, 2015 near Aspen, CO
Approaching the sublime Grizzly Lake. About as good as it gets.
Sep 23, 2015 near Aspen, CO
A great view of the three apostles basin.
Jul 2, 2018 near St. Elmo, CO
View from Missouri Mountain summit looking SW.
Oct 17, 2019 near St. Elmo, CO
La Plata Peak trail looking at Sayers Peak
Aug 1, 2018 near Leadvil…, CO
Early morning on the La Plata southwest ridge trail
Aug 1, 2018 near Leadvil…, CO
Lake Ann
Jul 2, 2018 near St. Elmo, CO

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