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Almagre Mountain Summit Route

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A mild ascent brings you to the second highest peak in the Colorado Springs Skyline ~ Almagre Mountain (12,367 ft.)


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Map Key

1.3

Miles

2.1

KM

85%

Runnable

12,355' 3,766 m

High

11,861' 3,615 m

Low

494' 151 m

Up

23' 7 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

No motorized vehicles are allowed past the locked gate due to the mountain's fragile ecosystem.

Description

The trail begins at the locked gate on FSR 379A. Motorized vehicles are not allowed past the locked gate due to the fragile ecosystem. Go around the locked gate, and head to the right over the old brick dam (Mount Baldy Dam). Crossing the dam can be a bit tricky, just be careful of the old rusty rebar.

From here, it is another 1.25 miles to the summit with an elevation gain of about 700 ft. Listen for the marmots whistling, as they are warning others of your presence. After crossing the dam, the trail gently traverses up the sidewall of the Mount Baldy Reservoir, which is usually quite dry. The trail is sandy and can get deep at times, so trekking poles come in handy.

Upon reaching the summit, the views are delightful. On a clear day, the Cog railway can be seen and heard traveling along the slope of Pikes Peak, miles of Colorado Springs can be seen, and it feels as if one can see all the way to Kansas, North Cheyenne Canon, and Mays Peak.

If you're in the area, Mason and McReynolds Reservoirs are other spots to enjoy in the vicinity.

Flora & Fauna

Marmot, bumblebees, Painted Lady butterfly, various pines, aspens, purple asters, white yarrow, wild primrose, and grasses can all be found here.

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Shared By:

K Keiter

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Photos

View of Mason and McReynolds Reservoirs from atop Amalgre Mountain.
Sep 10, 2017 near Manitou…, CO
View of the Pikes Peak Cog Railway line
Sep 12, 2018 near Manitou…, CO
View of Pikes Peak from the summit of Almagre Mountain.
Sep 16, 2017 near Manitou…, CO
View of Pikes Peak
Jan 27, 2018 near Manitou…, CO
Descent along North Cheyenne Creek, towards Forester's/701.
Oct 18, 2017 near Manitou…, CO
Almost there-the summit of Almagre Mountain.
Sep 16, 2017 near Manitou…, CO

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