Berthoud Pass Trail

MODERATE 15 reviews
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Berthoud Pass Trail is a 5.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Idaho 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 March until October.

DISTANCE
5.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2066 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

skiing

snowboarding

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

3 days ago

Great views, solid challenge with the elevation gains, some snow left in parts. Windy and chilly up top so bring a hoodie!

hiking
11 days ago

Very snowy but manageable with boots and sticks. Incredible views from up top.

hiking
4 months ago

I went late in the wildflower season, about August. Up this high, still plenty of flowers blanketing the ground. I wouldn't say it's difficult, but it's not easy, either. It's high, so if you're not acclimated to altitude, it might get ya. Once you get up, you can see forever. One of my favorite days hiking (oh, and I saw no one else on the hike, on a weekday)

5 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Hiked straight up this motha!! Good stuff. Couple lakes you can see if you reach the peak.

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

went in the summer time, the views were breathtaking.

hiking
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

hiking
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

snowshoeing
Friday, June 12, 2015

Snowshoed up to the peak of the pass - more like 11,000 ft elevation... breathtaking views, both literally and figuratively. A New Englander born and raised at sea level (!), this hike is not for the faint of heart. Don't be fooled by its "easy" rating... maybe easy in spring but with snow it's quite a great workout! having poles will help as some of the inclines are straight up.

hiking
Sunday, April 12, 2015

skiing
Saturday, December 20, 2014

hiking
Monday, July 14, 2014

Great trail! Very tough in the winter late spring.