Bald Mountain Trail
ElevationAscent: 3,229' 984 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 8,993' 2,741 m
Low: 5,764' 1,757 m
GradeAvg Grade: 12% (7°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)
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“A very popular and satisfying route to the top of Bald Mountain.”— Megan W
Small aspen groves alternate with stands of mature evergreens as the route continues past abundant wildflowers. Use caution when crossing the two downhill bike runs (Traverse Trail and Saddle-Up Trail). Just after the junction with the foot traffic-only Roundhouse Connector trail you'll find the stone Louis Stur memorial and water fountain.
The trail surface is generally packed dirt and small gravel, with only occasional short sections of looser rock. Mercifully, the climb ends just west of the top of the Challenger ski lift where the reward is magnificent views in all directions.
In the summer months the chairlift runs, so a popular option for hikers and runners is going up the Bald Mountain Trail for a workout and then riding the lift down to save wear on the knees. Alternately, ride the lift up and hike/run down for a more mellow journey.
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