A scenic but strenuous 2 mile hike with about 1000' elevation gain from Squaw Pass Rd. to the top of Chief Mountain (11,709'). Excellent view of Mt. Evans (14,264') and surrounding area from the top.
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Directions from the website:
The trailhead is located at a large pullout on the north side of the Squaw pass road. Colorado 103 can be accessed from Evergreen parkway, exit 252 on I-70. There will be a light with a sign for 103, and turn left there.
It is somewhat hard to locate unless you're climbing on a summer or fall weekend in which case there will be plenty of cars but it should be the biggest one around. Basically drive up squaw pass road from Evergreen for twelve miles. After about this time you will pass a road to the south that leads up to the Squaw peak radio tower. The pullout will be shortly after this. Look across the road for a three foot high cement marker with the number 290 on it. Looking down on the north side fo the road you should also be able to see the remnants of the old Squaw Pass ski area. This is the start of the trail. The trail will switchback steeply up into the trees.