Sunshine Mountain East Ridge

HARD 1 reviews

Sunshine Mountain East Ridge is a 6.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Ophir, CO that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

6.5 miles 3800 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

skiing

snowboarding

snowshoeing

walking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

over grown

rocky

scramble

snow

This is the easiest approach to climb Sunshine Mountain. Hike up the old road cut until it ends. Then pick up the primitive trail that will gain the East Ridge, and follow the ridge all the way to the summit.

hiking
3 years ago

Very fun hike. The trail gets hard to follow and can be easily confused with animal trails. But just continue up along the ridge and once you reach treeline, the remainder of the route becomes clear.