Bulwark Ridge Trail to Signal Mountain

HARD 12 reviews
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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.

10.6 miles
3,402 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash




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!

15 days 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

21 days 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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...

2 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!

6 months ago


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

17 days ago

10 months ago

recorded Thursday June 22, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Sunday, September 04, 2016