Bulwark Ridge Trail to Signal Mountain

HARD 9 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.

DISTANCE
10.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3402 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
18 days 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
23 days 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...

1 month 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!

5 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
9 months ago

recorded Thursday June 22, 2017

11 months ago

hiking
Sunday, September 04, 2016