Long Scraggy Peak is a 11.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Conifer, CO that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking and walking.
Nice hike. Very thin trail...would be easy to get off course if beginner.
This is a great and little used peak. The views from the top are fantastic.
The route does require off trail travel and route finding which adds to the fun for me. The last bit has quite a bit of class 2 or so scrambling.
Attempted to hike to the top today, however had a hard time finding a part of the trail about 4.5 miles in. There is supposed to be a creek that runs through a meadow that you follow. With everything being frozen couldn't locate the creek by ear and ended up just turning around. Will give it another try when everything thaws out.
Starting at CO126 (or anywhere in the Buffalo Creek area), mountain bike to trail start via dirt forest roads near Spring Brook neighborhood. Stash bikes, and do the strenuous hike to the top. This is not a well marked trail and route finding can be a challenge, especially finding the trail head.