Baldy Trail to Baldy Peak

HARD 10 reviews

Baldy Trail to Baldy Peak is a 5.6 mile out and back trail located near Ridgway, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

5.6 miles
2,240 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly



wild flowers


over grown


A high clearance vehicle is required to get to the trailhead.

horseback riding
3 months ago

Did the trail on horseback, pretty steep up and down. 2 creek crossings, nothing hard due to lack of water. Trail is well marked and signed. Goes through ponderosa pine forests, birch forests, grasslands, and walks the spine of the mountain. At the top you get a view of the mountains featured in John Wayne's True Grit.

4 months ago

You HAVE to have a high clearance vehicle to get anywhere near the trailhead. We had to park 2 miles from the trailhead at the horse ride parking lot, after reversing our car a good 500 feet down a narrow ledge after seeing that only a high clearance vehicle would manage with their oil pan intact. Once on the trail it is quite easy to wander off one of the side trails that horses and wildlife use. I recommend sticking to the AllTrails map for the best route for humans. No need to bushwhack if you use the correct trail. It is rocky and I had a pole with me that helped on the descent tremendously. Great views at the top, but that extra 4 miles (there and back) if you can’t make it past the horse rides parking lot will make this a half-day hike versus a few hours if you park at the actual trailhead.

Saturday, July 01, 2017

This is an awesome hike. You'll need a 4x4 to get to the trail head or park about 1/4 mile from the TH at the Meadow. The beginning of the hike is a steep climb. The trail is very well marked. The views are fantastic. Pay attention as the approach to Mt Baldy is easy to get off trail.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Lots of blow downs and overgrown in many places. Took the shortcut trail and the trail dissapeared in many areas with many fresh bear tracks. Great views from the top, have to bushwack to the summit but worth the trek.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Views are impressive. I live at sea level but feel like I am in good shape. I took 90 minutes to get to the peak including rest breaks. It took 60 minutes to get down.

Saturday, June 18, 2016


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Monday, November 28, 2016

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Monday, August 22, 2016