Cheyenne Canyon to Mount Rosa

MODERATE 10 reviews
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Cheyenne Canyon to Mount Rosa is a 12.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Green Settlement, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

12.2 miles
4124 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips




15 days ago

My fiance and I have attempted this trail a few times and the snow and ice tends to cause us to turn around but we finally made it yesterday! You may benefit from a map as there are several directions you can go past the St. Mary's fall/ Mnt. Rosa intersection, but the views are pretty great. We always bring our dog (mid-sized), who still wasn't tall enough to to get through some of the snow so we will definitely have to go back as it gets warmer.

3 months ago

Great views at the top after 50000 switchbacks. you definitely feel the 4k elevation gain. Great training hike!

3 months ago

Did this awhile ago. Got lost with the snow. Round trip distance was 18 miles (anticipating 16 next time). Highly recommend driving via old stage for a round trip of 7.7 miles. A reliable vehicle is all you need. A lot more leisurely. Will do this again for intensity and conquer it.

6 months ago

Great hike, 14.5 miles was my roundtrip distance

8 months ago

Oh man what a hike. not sure who comes up with these distances but our round trip was 14.5 miles. with that we did make a wrong turn at the 4 wheel drive trail and went up that path about 1/4 mile so i figure remove half a mile that is 14 miles round trip so i would say the app description is off by a mile.

Anyway great hike great view of rosemont res off to the south west and springs off to the south east. we went up on a very cloudy day so up on top we were right below the cloud bank and then the wind blew up a large bank of clouds so we were totally made it really awesome.

some advise when you come to the fence opening at the 4 wheel trail go left about 50 yards and pick the trail up to the left. there are carins to mark you from there. other than that the path is easy to follow, with all of then rain as of late it is a bit washed out but hey it is the mountains.

2 months ago

3 months ago

Saturday, September 10, 2016