Crosier Mountain Trail via Devil's Gulch Rd. is a 7.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Glen Haven, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
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A fairly steep hike with views of Signal Mtn, Palisade Peak, and Round Mtn.
Great trail. I would recommend this for a short hike that offers a few challenges and wonderful views.
Crosier Mtn. via Garden Gate Trailhead. This is an excellent route, 2 miles of steep ascent through thick woods then across Piper meadows and continues through a couple valley/ridges to Crosier Summit. 5.1 miles up, 2600' ascent, through some of the most beautiful backcountry you'll experience. I've run, hiked and snowshoed this route and have done the Glen Haven to Garden gate [Drake] route and it's both beautiful and serene. The vistas on the way up are amazing and Crosier summit provides an awesome view of RMNP.
If you are going to bike the trail enter the trail on the west side NOT at the 2 mile entrance from drake. The climb on mountian bike is too difficult to ride IMPOSSIBLE. From the summit the trail going backdown to the 2 mile from drake is expert level coming down... This is a great trail if you start from either entrance on the westside of the trail, not at the 2 mile from drake. Coming in on the west side is a hard climb going up, with some points that you have to walk, Coming down is fast and difficult lots of fun.. Elk and Deer everywhere...