This is a fairly short hike to a mountain summit above timberline. It passes through a spruce-fir forest then up to the alpine tundra for the last half mile. Once on top you have a beautiful 360 degree view of the surrounding area including Mt. Evans, Pikes Peak, Longs Peak, and Denver . It is great to take kids and a picnic lunch.
Directions from Idaho Springs: Exit I-70 in Idaho Springs at exit 240. Go south on Colorado Highway 103. The trailhead is located 5 miles east of Echo Lake on Colorado Highway 103.
Summer through Fall
(NOTE: Accessibility depends on snow depth and weather.)