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Recommended Routes in Pike National Forest - West - 16

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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

12.0 mi 19.3 km 1,513' Up 461.14 m Up 1,510' Down 460.36 m Down

Jefferson, 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 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 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 North Fork of Lost Creek upstream. Great place for campsite!
Intermediate/Difficult

Brookside McCurdy Payne Loop

29.0 mi 46.6 km 5,748' Up 1751.96 m Up 5,747' Down 1751.59 m Down

Bailey, CO

Pike National Forest - West Running

  • 595 Miles 957 Kilometers of Trail
  • 16 Recommended Routes
  • 7 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 50 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 15 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Pike National Forest - West - 55

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8.6 mi 13.8 km #1Abyss Lake Trail #602
Intermediate/Difficult
Jefferson, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Jefferson, CO 16 
9.7 mi 15.6 km #2Goose Creek Trail #612
Intermediate
Pine, CO
Intermediate
Pine, CO 13 
7.2 mi 11.6 km #3McCurdy Park Trail #628
Intermediate
Bailey, CO
Intermediate
Bailey, CO
14.5 mi 23.3 km #4CT - Segment 5: Long Gulch to Kenosha Pass
Intermediate
Pine, CO
Intermediate
Pine, CO 11 
2.8 mi 4.6 km #5Tanglewood Trail #636
Intermediate/Difficult
Bailey, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Bailey, CO 12 
0.8 mi 1.3 km #6Hardrock Trail #670
Intermediate/Difficult
Woodland Park, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Woodland Park, CO
4.9 mi 7.9 km #7West Jefferson Trail
Intermediate
Jefferson, CO
Intermediate
Jefferson, CO
11.7 mi 18.9 km #8Ben Tyler Trail #606
Intermediate/Difficult
Bailey, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Bailey, CO
3.5 mi 5.6 km #9French Pass Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Jefferson, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Jefferson, CO
1.4 mi 2.3 km #10Black Powder Pass
Intermediate
Breckenridge, CO
Intermediate
Breckenridge, CO

Photos of Pike National Forest - West - 157

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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
East towards Alma at halfway to the summit of Mount Democrat.
Oct 12, 2019 near Copper…, CO
A small outcropping gives an incredible view of the unique rock formations of the Lost Creek Wilderness.
Apr 24, 2017 near Pine, 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