Bulwark Ridge Trail to Signal Mountain is a 10.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Glen Haven, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
10.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,402 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

snowshoeing

views

wild flowers

Note that there are lots of downed trees crossing the trail, making it more difficult to follow the trail and some trees needed to be traveled around. This can be a very challenging trip, make sure you have plenty of snacks for energy!

hiking
25 days ago

Beautiful hike up to the top. VERY Rocky trails so make sure you have good ankle support. Also it's a long one, definitely bring snacks and lots of water.
**WARNING**
There is a male moose starting to make a home within the first mile of the trail, small blue and white flags to the right of the trail mark where a new trail is being created to avoid getting into his territory. The flags are difficult to see as you come up the trail but look carefully - they don't make the trail much longer and it keeps you safe from a defensive bull moose.

This trail is actually 13 miles RT.
Also, it's important to note that 8 of those 13 miles are just STEEP inclines that consist of nothing but ankle breakers!

hiking
2 months ago

I am really surprised to see all the positive reviews. Beautiful scenery up top but very dry so bring water, especially if you bring a dog. Also it’s a very steep ROUGH trail. The size of rocks on this trail make it frustrating to hike through. Too small to rock hop but large enough you can’t just walk through easily. I have heard that Signal Mtn is more enjoyable approaching through Pingree Park.

hiking
3 months ago

Long and steep. Went in late May and still had some snow drifts at the higher altitude. Not a lot of foot travel though! Went with my dog and it may have been a little overzealous of us. View at the peak was amazing though. Definitely difficult if you aren’t well versed in hiking or with the altitude. Take lots of snacks and lots of water. The upper part became very difficult to follow a trail and only marked by stone men so pay attention

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked along the Bulwark Ridge Trail to Signal Mountain, then went left on the Signal Mountain Trail and back down to where I started via the North Fork Trail. The North Fork Trail was quite busy (it has a bunch of campsite along the lower section), but I didn't meet a single soul until I was descending again on this trail. The BRTrail starts off with lush forest with lots of colour flora (up until the last ~500ft altitude), which slowly changes and makes coming out into the open all the more impressive. The SMTrail is indicated by stonemen only, and especially around Signal Mountain you have to pay attention to keep on the track. On the Stormy Peaks Trail there were some loops around fallen trees, but it was all very manageable. No snow fields left.

hiking
4 months ago

This is a great hike with awesome views from the summit. Summit is clear of snow, but there remain plenty of large snow drifts above 10500'. A large snowfield remains across the trail junction with Signal Mountain trail. This is a long, fairly steep climb, but well worth it.

hiking
4 months ago

Today, summiting Signal Mountain from Bulwark Ridge Trail, without snowshoes and traction, was easy. Patches of snow start about 10,300 feet. Between approximately 10,300 feet and 10,800 feet there are patches of snow about three feet deep. Approaching the summit, about 10,800 - 11,262, there are two large drifts more than five feet deep. However, these drifts can be climbed and traversed to reach the summit. Since I wasn't using my G.P.S., elevations are approximations. Err on the side of caution and allow extra time because snow slows the pace. F.y.I. - Start from Dunraven Trailhead, hike up the fire road, turn right at the sign...

5 months ago

Was still quite a bit of snow and we lost the trial a few times. Also met a wolf/coyote? on the way down and had to scare it off. Lots of solitude- only saw one other person heading down a different trial. I’ll have to come back and try it again when it’s warmer!

9 months ago

Solitude.

hiking
Sunday, September 25, 2016

Wonderful trail that had everything I wanted today, dog friendly, decent elevation change and distance as well as wonderful fall aspens and very few people

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

recorded Thursday June 22, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017

hiking
Sunday, September 04, 2016