Byers Peak Trail

HARD 32 reviews
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Byers Peak Trail is a 9.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Winter Park, Colorado that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is best used from June until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
9.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3123 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

forest

views

Directions from Granby: Travel southeast on Highway 40 approximately 17 miles to County Road 73 in the town of Fraser. Travel west on Road 73 for 2 miles to Forest Road 160.2. Travel southwest on Forest Road 160.2 for 7 miles to Forest Road 111, then west 4 miles to the trailhead.

2 days ago

Stunning views... Once you get past the 2 mile dirt road and the really nice pine forest... Up up the whole way, you get above tree line where you start the REAL hike. I lost count of the number of false summits; don't let them play mind games with you... It's a slog, but oh so worth it the entire way up, and somehow even better at the top, with 360 views.

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1 month ago

The trail is in great condition, with many mushrooms to be found along the way. Quiet, challenging hike. We were alone on the summit on a Saturday mid-morning.

First 1/4 is a series of switchbacks on a wide trail. Next 1/4 is in a gorgeous, lush forest. After that, you've reached a series of false summits leading to some scramble. The summit has lots of wildflowers and killer views.

Long dirt road starting from about 7 miles out.

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1 month ago

06/24- trail mostly clear, some spots where you had to maneuver around or just posthole through. Went up and down in 3:50. Good challenge for a warm up on a 14er season

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2 months ago

Great trail. Challenging for newbies but not overwhelming.

2 months ago

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2 months ago

Long but beautiful hike up to the summit of Byers Peak. The last stretch to the summit will make you think you're close but you'll get to a top point and see more hike ahead of you so don't get discouraged and take your time as it gets more strenuous but you'll get there and the views are amazing at the summit.

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10 months ago

Monday, August 22, 2016

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Saturday, August 06, 2016

With the exception of the long walk to get to the trailhead, it is an amazing hike! Beautiful views!