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Recommended Routes in Collegiate Peaks Wilderness - 8

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Favorite Sayres Mountain hides behind columbines in the early morning shade.
Difficult

La Plata Peak Out and Back

9.4 mi 15.1 km 4,276' Up 1303.2 m Up 4,276' Down 1303.18 m Down

Leadvil…, CO
Favorite Camp during a BelOxMis weekend.
Intermediate/Difficult

Belford and Oxford

10.9 mi 17.5 km 5,670' Up 1728.35 m Up 5,670' Down 1728.32 m Down

Leadvil…, CO
Favorite Approaching the sublime Grizzly Lake. About as good as it gets.
Intermediate/Difficult

Grizzly Lake

7.5 mi 12.1 km 1,959' Up 597.15 m Up 1,959' Down 597.04 m Down

Aspen, CO
Favorite Belford, Oxford, and Missouri from the summit of Mt. Yale.
Intermediate/Difficult

Mt. Yale

8.8 mi 14.1 km 4,260' Up 1298.32 m Up 4,259' Down 1298.15 m Down

St. Elmo, CO
Favorite Camp during a BelOxMis weekend.
Difficult

Missouri Mountain

10.9 mi 17.5 km 4,399' Up 1340.95 m Up 4,400' Down 1340.98 m Down

Leadvil…, CO
Favorite Looking west over Kroenke Lake.
Intermediate

Kroenke Lake

8.2 mi 13.2 km 1,587' Up 483.58 m Up 1,585' Down 483.22 m Down

Buena V…, CO
Favorite View from about 3/4 of the way up to Harvard.
Difficult

Harvard and Columbia

14.4 mi 23.2 km 5,628' Up 1715.37 m Up 5,622' Down 1713.45 m Down

Buena V…, CO
Favorite Hiking the ridge to Grizzly
Difficult

Grizzly Peak and Garfield Peak

7.3 mi 11.7 km 2,910' Up 887.04 m Up 2,913' Down 887.93 m Down

Aspen, CO

Collegiate Peaks Wilderness Hiking

  • 268 Miles 431 Kilometers of Trail
  • 8 Recommended Routes
  • 8 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 27 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 24 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Collegiate Peaks Wilderness - 51

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17.8 mi 28.6 km #1CT - Segment 12: Clear Creek to Silver Creek
Difficult
Leadville, CO
Difficult
Leadville, CO
4.0 mi 6.4 km #2Tabor Creek Trail #2185.1
Difficult
Aspen, CO
Difficult
Aspen, CO
1.6 mi 2.6 km #3Clohsey Lake Trail #1459
Difficult
St. Elmo, CO
Difficult
St. Elmo, CO
3.7 mi 6.0 km #4La Plata Peak-Blackbear Trail #1478
Difficult
St. Elmo, CO
Difficult
St. Elmo, CO
4.4 mi 7.0 km #5La Plata Peak Trail
Difficult
Leadville North, CO
Difficult
Leadville North, CO
1.4 mi 2.2 km #6Mt. Harvard
Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
11.8 mi 19.0 km #7Pine Creek Trail #1467
Intermediate/Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
5.3 mi 8.5 km #8Kroenke Lake Trail
Intermediate
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate
Buena Vista, CO
0.5 mi 0.8 km #9The Grottos Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Aspen, CO
Easy/Intermediate
Aspen, CO 10 
26.1 mi 42.0 km #10CDT: Cottonwood Pass Road to Sheep Gulch (CO Sec. 22)
Intermediate
St. Elmo, CO
Intermediate
St. Elmo, CO

Photos of Collegiate Peaks Wilderness - 79

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View of Huron Peak and the Three Apostles from the trail
Aug 1, 2018 near Leadvil…, CO
Approaching the sublime Grizzly Lake. About as good as it gets.
Sep 23, 2015 near Aspen, CO
A great view of the three apostles basin.
Jul 2, 2018 near St. Elmo, CO
Hiking the ridge to Grizzly
Sep 5, 2017 near Aspen, CO
Family hike along Grizzly Creek enroute to Grizzly Lake
Sep 23, 2015 near Aspen, CO
Camp during a BelOxMis weekend.
Apr 3, 2015 near Buena V…, CO
View from about 3/4 of the way up to Harvard.
Jul 31, 2021 near Buena V…, CO
3.6 miles in
Jul 19, 2020 near Aspen, CO