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Bottle Pass to Byers Peak is a 9.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Fraser, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 9.6 mi Elevation gain 3,779 ft Route type Out & Back

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Rebekah M
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As of 06/08 the access road was closed to this trail.

Alex Getty
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This trail was a butt kicker! I decided to do a little upland hunting and see if I could summit in the same trip. I summited in a little under four hours with some breaks, carrying a shotgun didn't help with extra weight over this long-ish hike with healthy elevation. The first 1.8 miles is along a service road that is presumably open sometimes for use by the USFS, but not for others. There's a bike rack at the Wilderness Area boundary since mechanized conveyance is not allows in a federally designated wilderness area. From there it's a single track that is mostly shaded until you get to treeline, then you're fully exposed for close to 1.2 miles. Be mindful of the wind at the top, and the final approach to the summit is either a scramble over some rocks or a shimmy out on a ledge with a decent drop off. I didn't summit because of my extra equipment, but got within 50ft no problem. Overall a great hike, but I'm feeling it today. The panoramic views at the top are really hard to beat!

My Random life
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You can’t hike here right now due to an active fire most of the area is closed off except for maybe three trails Deadhorse is open but not the best if you wanted a scenic trail

John Barnhill
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Amazing every year

John Houlihan
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This was an excellent hike. It took us about 3 hours to get to the peak, and 2 hours to get back. There were gorgeous 360 degree views from the peak. A pair of mountain goats was waiting for us at the summit. After you park, there is a 1.8 mile hike of switchbacks to get to the trailhead. Bikers can bike this first section. The last 1.1 miles is above the treeline and involves climbing multiple peaks before reaching the highest one: Byers Peak.

Stephanie Knoerle-Deloraine
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Connor Diaz
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