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Angler Mountain Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.1 (14)

Hope your legs are ready for a burning uphill!


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Map Key

2.3

Miles

3.7

KM

78%

Runnable

9,874' 3,010 m

High

8,681' 2,646 m

Low

1,198' 365 m

Up

4' 1 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

28%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

Park at the trailhead lot and begin your 1200' ascent of the mountainside. This trail is steep with little respite on the way up to Ptarmigan Mountain Trail junction.

Passing above the neighborhood, you keep going further back and up a series of steep hills. The surroundings vary from open sage fields to aspen groves, finally meeting up with Ptarmigan Mountain Trail after about two miles of leg-burning uphill. Take it all the way to the summit if you so wish, which is longer than you think (4.4 miles ~2600 more vert). There is a bench to take in the Gore Range views shortly after the junction, 0.5 miles, that is well worth the extra mileage.

Enjoy the biology lesson on the way up as the first mile is marked with placards of each plant species you pass!

Contacts

Shared By:

Matthew Coye with improvements by Hypoxic JD

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 14 votes

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Photos

Always a good sunset run on Angler Mountain Trail!
Mar 14, 2015 near Silvert…, CO
Aspens glowing with Ten Mile Range in the background.
Mar 29, 2021 near Silvert…, CO
Beautiful view on the way down of Silver Coulouir on Buffalo
Mar 14, 2015 near Silvert…, CO
The uphills are always worth it for the downs!
Mar 14, 2015 near Silvert…, CO
Great views along the way.
Jun 16, 2018 near Silvert…, CO
Wildflowers everywhere.
Jun 16, 2018 near Silvert…, CO

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Jun 13, 2020
Chad Phyle
Incredible views. Stopped in to stretch the legs from my drive to Glenwood Springs and back. All the small lakes and the mountains in the background! 1.4mi
Jul 18, 2016
Mike Zack
5.2mi — 1h 32m