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Colorado Mines Peak
Clear Creek County, CO, Grand County, CO

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The access road
The access road

Route: Access road, ski trails

Heading back to Denver from Mt. Sherman, I decided to jog up Colorado Mines Peak and check out the abandoned Berthoud Pass ski area. The ascent to the summit was via a gravel road with generous switchbacks. Descending, I hopped off the road at the former chairlift top terminal, then followed herd paths down the former lift line.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Colorado Mines Peak
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Easy
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Heavy

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, August 4, 2019
Parking Elevation: 11,320'
Destination: Colorado Mines Peak
Time Elapsed: 00:38
Trailhead Elevation: 11,320'
Summit Elevation: 12,493'
Vertical Gain: 1,273'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:10
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,273'

The Continental Trail trailhead
The Continental Trail trailhead

The access road
The access road

Looking north from Colorado Mines Peak - Click to enlarge
Looking north from Colorado Mines Peak

Topographic map of Colorado Mines Peak

Directions to trailhead: Berthoud Pass is located west of I-70 on US 40. The access road starts at the parking lot on the east side of the road.

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