Alberta Peak: Continental Divide National Scenic Trail

MODERATE 33 reviews

Alberta Peak: Continental Divide National Scenic Trail is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pagosa Springs, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1335 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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Beautiful panorama. The climb is gradual and relatively smooth. The last couple hundred yards up to the peak is freeform scrambling over rocks. We felt unsure in spots.

Our round trip time was about three and a half hours including a lengthy lunch on the top

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1 month ago

Beautiful trail. Great rewards for a not too hard hike. The views are beautiful to bad for the pine Beatles killing ALL the trees

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2 months ago

This hike was great! I was visiting from Phoenix and was looking forward to this hike. The trail is well maintained making it easy to follow. The best part is the very end where you have to climb to the top over a bunch of boulders. Definitely make sure you do this because the views are worth it! After taking a handful of stops to enjoy the many views along the trail and eating at the top, i would say it took us about 3hrs round trip.

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2 months ago

Loved this hike! I'm 6.5 months pregnant so it was a little strenuous for me on the incline. We made it up and back in 3 hours with several stops for photo ops. The views were spectacular, and even did the scramble to the summit. I think most people of average Fitness could do this hike. Views were definitely worth it!

2 months ago

Great hike with a gradual incline. Wildflower switchback corridor takes you half way, then you have great views on your way to the peak. Will definitely be a regular summer hike.

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2 months ago

Nice moderate hike to a great view at the peak! We started at sunrise, summited and got back down in under 2 hours. You will gain most of the elevation through the woods with switch backs in the first mile, then the trail is less steep and you will be rewarded with views. My favorite part was walking along the ridge with a great view to the north. Plenty of wildlife, we saw deer, marmots, squirrels, and tons of wildflowers. Right off the highway too!

3 months ago

Amazing hike. Not much wind before the early afternoon rain. We got a little wet on the decent, but hardly even noticed. Great views'