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.
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)
Hiked straight up this motha!! Good stuff. Couple lakes you can see if you reach the peak.
went in the summer time, the views were breathtaking.
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.
Great trail! Very tough in the winter late spring.