Arapaho Pass Trail

MODERATE 14 reviews
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Arapaho Pass Trail is a 6.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Tabernash, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from June until November.

6.2 miles
1784 feet
Out & Back




wild flowers


Directions from Eldora: Travel west on CR #130 and northwest on CR #111 to the 4th of July/Buckingham Park Campground. Hiking alternatives include Diamond Lake Trail from Hessie, Arapaho Glacier Trail from Rainbow Lakes, and Arapaho Pass from Monarch Lake (Hot Sulfur District).

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1 month ago

Continued past the 4th of July mine trail! Great views across the ridge!! Next time would continue to the lake below!!

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2 months ago

Stunning views at the top! Would love to hike this one again once the wild flowers bloom.

We started at about eight this morning and ran into very few people on the way up. About halfway back down we started running into a lot more people.

There's still plenty of snow on the trail. Some patches were pretty icy on the way up. Totally passable for anyone in hiking boots.

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Sunday, March 08, 2015

I have hiked this several time. What can I say Beautiful hike.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Awesome trail. The start can be a bit busy until the split from Diamond lake, but then the trail is much less traveled than Diamond lake. That isn't to say you wont see lots of people, but it seemed so spaced out that it didn't feel busy. The parking can get busy so I'd get there before 10am to get a good spot. As for the trail, it's great and leads up to awesome views. Walking on the continental divide is always fun as well. You do cross lots of little streams and while you can stay dry, water proof shoes are always nice.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Sunday, June 10, 2012

It was a cold and windy may hike... The trail was very well maintained and there were plenty of little furry critters to keep you company the whole way. The views from the top were breathtaking. Bring you windbreaker though! South Arapaho peak it a short jog north, maybe 45 minutes, beware though that there are many false summits. Great Trail