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Squaw Mountain

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Length

2.2 Miles 3.5 Kilometers

80%

Runnable

Elevation

570' 174 m

Ascent

-569' -173 m

Descent

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

11,465' 3,495 m

High

10,895' 3,321 m

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A classic, easy-to-moderate road to an old fire tower above treeline, peak can be seen from Denver.

Rick Blair

Overview [Suggest Changes]

Beginning at the first major switchback, this run is a great route that combines easy to navigate (though strenuous) terrain with a manageable distance to create an excellent outing with big time rewards at the end.
Features: Fall Colors — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife [Add/Remove]

Description [Suggest Changes]

This route will lead you up a fire road, which starts near the Forest Service outdoor shooting range. Due to the proximity of the range, you'll likely hear shots fired at the beginning of this outing.

Follow the road up to the antennas and fire tower. Though you'll be navigating a road, this journey can still pack a punch. The grades are moderate and consistent from the parking area to the summit. There are amazing views of the Mt Evans area and the Indian peaks once you've reached the top.

For the second year (as of 2016) the Forest Service appears to be renting the fire tower for overnight stays, if you'd like to extend your stay.

Flora & Fauna [Suggest Changes]

Wildflowers are abundant at various times, and mushrooms can be found in the fall. This can be Nordic skied and snowshoed in the winter.

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