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.
Dog Free Hikes...Please leave your baby dogs at home for Baby Boomer hikes.
What to bring...Please come prepared with appropriate hiking clothing, waterproof boots, hiking poles, backpack and food/water. Make sure you have in your pack in case you need it - rain jacket, rain pants, warm hat, extra gloves, extra socks, and extra layers. Make it the best hiking experience possible by being prepared!
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 7:00am at Wooly Mammoth Parking Lot, Section CC (across from the Exxon) to form carpools. Wooly Mammoth parking lot is located off I-70 West at Exit 259.
Optional Refreshment after the hike at a nearby location TBD.
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.