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Hiking & Walking: Colorado > White River National Forest > Dillon Ranger District

Quick Facts

Tenderfoot Mountain Trail

Average Time: 1-2 Hours
Beginning Elevation: 9,280 Feet (2892.8 Meters)
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation Gain: 520 Feet (162.1 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 9,800 Feet (3054.9 Meters)
Length, One-way: 1.25 Miles (2.08 Kilometers)
Recommended Season: Spring to Fall
TI Topo Maps: #108 Vail, Frisco, Dillon
Trail Number: 76
Usage: Heavy
USGS Maps: Dillon




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General Description

The snow melts and the trail dries early making this a good early season trail. The trail travels through sage, and pine and aspen forest. During the early summer you may see wildflowers such as columbine, lupine and mountain larkspur. Panoramic views of the Tenmile Range, Gore Range and Dillon Reservoir.

You have reached the end of the Forest Service maintained trail once you get to the second bench a social trail continues up toward Tenderfoot Mountain.

This trail is not recommended for horse use due to it's short length.

Directions from Silverthorne: Travel east on U.S. 6, toward Dillon. In Dillon turn left onto Dillon Drive, then take an immediate right onto County Road #51, and continue 1/2 mile. Park at the designated parking area along the gravel road. Walk along the access road for 1/4 mile until you reach the trailhead.

Directions from Beaver Creek: Travel 38 miles east on I-70 to Silverthorne. Turn right in Silverthorne and travel east on US Highway 6 toward Dillon. In Dillon turn left onto Dillon Drive, then take an immediate right onto County Road #51, and continue 1/2 mile. Park at the designated parking area along the gravel road. Walk along the access road for 1/4 mile until you reach the trailhead.

Directions from Vail: Travel 29 miles east on I-70 to Silverthorne. Turn right in Silverthorne and travel east on US Highway 6 toward Dillon. In Dillon turn left onto Dillon Drive, then take an immediate right onto County Road #51, and continue 1/2 mile. Park at the designated parking area along the gravel road. Walk along the access road for 1/4 mile until you reach the trailhead.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: May through October (NOTE: Seasons may vary depending on weather conditions.) .



Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Open Updated: 1999-06-22 18:15:00.0


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Difficulty: Easy
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Very scenic and lots of fun. The 'No Motorized Vehicles' signs were ignored as we were met by both a Jeep and dirt bikers on our hike.



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking
Yes
ICON Viewing Scenery Panoramic views of Dillon Reservoir and the surrounding mountain ranges.
Yes



Related Activities
Heaton Bay Campground - Heaton Bay Campground has 72 sites. It is located between Dillon and Frisco on Dillon reservoir. Heaton Bay has one handicapped accessible site.

Lowry Campground - Lowry Campground is located on Swan Mountain Road, between Breckenridge and Keystone, at an elevation of 9,320 feet.

Prospector Campground - Prospector Campground is the largest on the Dillon Ranger District. It is located near Dillon Reservoir, between Breckenridge and Keystone. Prospector has one handicapped accessible site.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Summit County Chamber of Commerce, 011 S Summit Blvd. , Frisco, CO, 80443, Phone: 800-530-3099, Fax: 970-668-1515

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