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Chief Mountain Trail #58

Intermediate
 4.4 (51)

An easily-accessible run right up the hill from Idaho Springs with unbelievable views.


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Map Key

1.5

Miles

2.4

KM

69%

Runnable

11,672' 3,558 m

High

10,722' 3,268 m

Low

950' 289 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Leashed

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Description

Passing through a spruce and fir forest, you reach treeline in just a short distance. Here, the alpine tundra begins.

The last stretch of the trail offers an overlook of the Bear Creek Basin, including Mount Evans, Mount Goliath, Rogers Peak and Roslin Peak.

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Shared By:

Tom Robson

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  4.4 from 51 votes

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  4.4 from 51 votes
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Photos

View north from the trail
May 27, 2018 near Idaho S…, CO
View northwest from the peak
May 27, 2018 near Idaho S…, CO
Mount Evans from summit
May 27, 2018 near Idaho S…, CO
Summit view looking SW toward Mt. Evans
Oct 4, 2016 near Idaho S…, CO
Bird catching air currents at the summit.
Sep 12, 2019 near Idaho S…, CO
r=Returning from the summit
Sep 12, 2019 near Idaho S…, CO

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May 17, 2020
Emma H-p
Carried 15lb pack. Tough grades hills when completely covered w snow. Did not run. don't go on weekend! 2.9mi — 1h 16m
Jul 31, 2019
Anne-Marie Schmidt
We walked it and wildflower spotted. 3mi — 2h 45m
Jun 11, 2019
Lyndsey Denton
There is still quite a bit of snow on the trail in the trees, but still doable. I had trekking poles which helped in some of the trickier spots. Windy 3mi — 1h 30m
May 3, 2019
Jason Cannan
1.4mi — 0h 26m