Mount Sherman Trail

MODERATE 65 reviews
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Mount Sherman Trail is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Leadville, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.8 miles 2073 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

skiing

snowboarding

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

The trail is great for hiking and normally takes 3-4 hours. There are many different places to park along the path up.

hiking
4 months ago

From the Iowa Gulch TH it was exposed, rocky, and today was very windy with small snow drifts at the top. Terrific views with little mileage and vertical gain compared to other 14ers in CO.

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

Short and easy compared to most 14ers. Good views at the top, but not a lot to get excited about on a majority of the trail.

There is access to some other 13ers once you get to the top - there is pointy one called Gemini that is worth scaling since you're already up there.

hiking
4 months ago

Gave it three starts only because it is a 14er. Not very pretty or interesting.

4 months ago

My wife and I got a late start around noon and decided to make a run for it. Ended up being a great day and as advertised by most on here....summited at 3:00 with bit of snow and we were down by 5:30...Road was good alway to the gate near the mines...Our first 14'er...

hiking
5 months ago

Loved hiking up this 14er. The little mine site is cool to walk through as the trail meanders up to the ridge. One of my favourites!

hiking
5 months ago

Great trek. I prefer the climb from the West side (Iowa Gulch)

5 months ago

Beautiful views from the summit, and multiple 13ers close by you can easily get to from the top. We hiked over to one to get away from the crowds (which were pretty relentless like most easy access 14ers). Hike was relatively easy if you're used to the elevation, as parking is over 12,000 ft. Pretty cool mining ruins to check out on the way up.

5 months ago

Great 14er, awesome summit

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

The views were beautiful at the summit. We hiked from the west slope (Leadville). I would not recommend this route. Many hikers came from the SW slope (Fairplay). The west slope route did not have a clear or maintained trail. Boulder fields and scree cover the entire west slope route. The descent was more dangerous and challenging than the ascent.

6 months ago

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6 months ago

I thought it was easy and as advertised, should be an excellent 1st 14er.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice, easy hike for a 14er. Beware upon reaching the ridge because the wind gusts were way more intense than we thought. Spectacular views of Mount Elbert and more!

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6 months ago

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7 months ago

We followed maps from all trails which took us to Iowa gulch trailhead on the west side. Trailhead was tricky to find, no bathroom or sign, just a cairn. We didn't see many people until we reached the people coming from four mile creek trailhead on the east side.
Definitely the easiest 14 er I have hiked. We added the Gemini Peaks .7 mile north of the summit to extend the hike.

hiking
7 months ago

Great experience and a valuable perspective. Didn't much like the rocks, rocks, and more rocks, but the views from the top made it all worthwhile.