Trail Run Project Logo

Mount Sheridan Route

Difficult

Trail

0.7 mile 1.1 kilometer point to point
65% Runnable
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 622' 190 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 13,750' 4,191 m
Low: 13,128' 4,002 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 17% (10°)
Max Grade: 48% (25°)

Dogs

Off-leash
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Zander Göpfert

A switchbacking scramble up scree and choss to the top of Mount Sheridan.

Zander Göpfert

Features Views

Similar to the surrounding trails and routes, this lies on private mining property. Any misuse could prevent future access.

Runner Notes

If you like uphill, this ascent can take upwards of twenty minutes with rewarding views and a windbreak at the top.

Description

Head southwest from the saddle between Mount Sherman and Mount Sheridan, up to this nearly straight ascent. Given the unconsolidated nature of the scree and rock, there are a number of branching routes to the top. To prevent further impact, try to find the most well trod of the bunch and start the uphill trek.

At the top, you'll find a short saddle heading northwest to a large cairn and windbreak for cover. There are beautiful views west toward the Sawatch Range, south along the Mosquito Range, and north back toward Mount Sherman.

Run this trail?

We need help with the following missing trail information:

Need to Know, Flora & Fauna

Is something wrong? Let us know. Have photos to share? Help fellow runners know what's here.

Rate This Trail

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Check In

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  3.0 from 2 votes

#6

in Leadville

#19737

Overall
  3.0 from 2 votes
5 Star
0%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
100%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#6

in Leadville

#1,778

in Colorado

#19,737

Overall
8 Views Last Month
316 Since Jul 24, 2017
Difficult

0%
0%
0%
50%
50%
0%

Photos

The short saddle at the top of Mount Sheridan with the windbreak at the end.
Jul 24, 2017 near Leadville, CO
A beautiful view of Mount Sherman from Mount Sheridan.
Jul 24, 2017 near Leadville, CO
The intersection between Iowa Gulch Trail, Mount Sheridan Route, and the trail to ascend Mount Sherman. Note the braided trails up the shaded north side of Mount Sheridan.
Jul 24, 2017 near Leadville, CO

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running