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Hiking & Walking: Colorado > Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests > Canyon Lakes Ranger District

Quick Facts

Crosier Mountain (borrow Pit-1) Trail

Beginning Elevation: 7,200 Feet (2244.4 Meters)
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: 2,050 Feet (639.0 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 9,250 Feet (2883.4 Meters) at Crosier Mountain
Length, One-way: 4 Miles (6.67 Kilometers)
Usage: Moderate
USGS Maps: Glen Haven




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General Description

There are three access points to this series of trails located northeast of Estes Park. They all can be followed to the Crosier Mountain Summit at 9,250 feet.

The trail from Glen Haven is the easiest to the summit. Starting at 7200 feet, the summit is 2050 vertical feet and 4 miles from the trailhead. From Access #1, the trail begins 100 feet above the Devils Gulch Road. A large Crosier Mountain. Trail sign begins the gently switchbacks stretch of trail.

The longest approach to the summit is Access #3, with 5 miles and 2850 vertical feet to gain.

Directions from Loveland: Access #1: Travel west on Highway 34 approximately 15 miles to County Road 43, then travel north 8 miles to the site. Just west of the livery stables, there is a dirt road going south marked by a "Crosier Mtn Trail" sign. Park your vehicle off the highway and keep roadways clear. Access #2: Travel west on Highway 34 approximately 15 miles to County Road 43, then travel 6.5 miles to the trailhead. There is a large gravel cut on the south side of the road. A trail sign sits just up the hill from a gate.Access #3: Travel west on Highway 34 to County Road 43, then travel north 2.5 miles to the trailhead. Look for a small metal gate on the south side of the road. There is a small parking area near the gate.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Spring through Fall .



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Visitor Information:

Estes Park Chamber Resort Association, 500 Big Thompson Ave. , Estes Park, CO, 80517, Phone: 800-44-ESTES, Fax: 970-586-6336, www.rockymtntrav.com/estes

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