Stanley Mountain Trail

  • August 22, 2013 · 8:00 AM
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Stanley Mountain Trail is a moderate 6.5 mile, 1,200 feet of elevation gain, out-and-back trail located on Berthoud Pass.  Elevation:  Begins at 11,300 with top elevation at 12,521.  So needless to say, we will be climbing the first part of the hike and then it levels out.  The hike follows the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) as it crosses Berthoud Pass and heads west. Stanley Mountain is the first peak to the west of the pass and the entire hike is above timberline. Hopefully, we'll see lots of tundra flowers and spectacular views!  Since weather is always a concern in Colorado, our goal is to start early and be off the peak before noon.  Dogs are allowed.

Directions to the Trailhead:  Take I-70 West to Highway 40 to the Empire Exit 233 towards Berthoud Pass.  The trailhead is at Berthoud Pass, which is on mile marker 243 on Highway 40. Park at the now closed Berthoud Pass Ski Resort parking lot on the right side of the road. Meet in the parking lot and we'll walk across the road together to the trailhead.

Carpooling:   Meet at 6:30am at Wooly Mammoth Parking Lot, Section CC to form carpools.

Optional Lunch after the hike at Tommyknockers located at 1143 Miners Street in Idaho Springs, (303)-567-2688.

See you there!

Important Note:  This is a participate at your own risk event!

Life is risky. I am not a professional guide.  By signing up for this hike you acknowledge that you are solely responsible for your own safety.

 

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  • Roxie

    This was one of my favorite hikes. I love ridges and being above tree line. The mixture of sun and clouds and light rain made it even more beautiful. Thanks Debbie

    August 23, 2013

  • Terry G.

    That was a great hike. A source I found online lists it as 7.7 miles, 1214 feet elevation gain, but 1985 feet total round trip elevation gain. I guess that means I could have had another bite of Linda's birthday brownie.

    August 22, 2013

    • Debbie

      Thanks Terry, please send me your source so I can update my information.

      August 22, 2013

    • Don

      We hiked almost 8 miles? It really didn't seem that far but than again it was a nice and pleasant hike where I was concentrating on other things and contemplating my future.

      August 23, 2013

  • Harrison C

    Great hike with beautiful views after the rain... and we didn't melt.

    August 22, 2013

  • Debbie

    Stanley Mountain - Berthoud Pass, CO
    Elevation: 12,521 ft
    Distance: 6.5 miles round trip
    Elevation Gain: 1200 ft
    Trail Info: Found the route for the trail in the
    "Best Hikes with dogs in Colorado" book.

    August 22, 2013

  • Don

    Now that's a hike. Perfect day for it too!!! Thanks again Debbie!

    August 22, 2013

  • Roxie

    Loved it!

    August 22, 2013

  • Charly

    Thank you for coordinating! Sorry to be a weather-wimp today. 1st time on that trail; I'm going back to finish.

    August 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Guess we missed out by being wimps, but breakfast at Hard Rock in Empire was great. Glad you all had a beautiful hike.

    August 22, 2013

  • Linda

    Weather eventually cleared and it was a nice peaceful and scenic hike. Thanks for organizing, Debbie!

    August 22, 2013

  • Debbie

    Turned out to be a perfect hiking day! Some raindrops for a little bit and then the sun came out, so we got to enjoy all the great views of the surrounding Peaks.

    August 22, 2013

  • Ellen H.

    Sorry, I did not see that I was moved off the wait list. It was too late for me to change my Thursday plans.

    August 22, 2013

  • Debbie

    Late notice but lets meet later at Wooly - 7am should get us to Berthoud Pass by 8am.

    August 21, 2013

    • Terry G.

      ZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz­zzzz.

      August 22, 2013

  • Julie

    Sorry, have to work now.

    August 21, 2013

  • Hilde

    Can't go. I am giving people on the wait list a chance.

    1 · August 20, 2013

    • Don

      Danke Hilde

      August 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry have to cancel. Have a great hike

    August 14, 2013

  • L. E.

    Alas, I'll be out of town. Now a waitlister can take my spot. Have a great hike!

    July 18, 2013

  • Aleza T.

    This time I'll wear good socks!

    May 22, 2013

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