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.