Chief Mountain Trail

EASY 303 reviews
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Chief Mountain Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Idaho Springs, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from June until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1023 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Idaho Springs: Exit I-70 in Idaho Springs at exit 240. Go south on Colorado Highway 103. The trailhead is located 5 miles east of Echo Lake on Colorado Highway 103.

2 days ago

Great trail. Super easy. I went tonight and the current trail condition is pretty icy

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5 days ago

Great hike.It's one of my favorites! This morning the trail still had packed snow and a lot of ice. We saw a few people fall. Be prepared and have good traction options with you. Windy up top, but absolutely GORGEOUS!

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5 days ago

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7 days ago

Trail conditions are pretty icy in some areas with a lot of snow and mud. I was having a hard time in hiking boots so crampons and walking poles would've helped a lot in this case. Great views at the top. Saw people hiking in sneakers, sandals, and shorts. Not appropriate at all and dangerous.

hiking
12 days ago

Great views... quick and easy.

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20 days ago

GREAT views!!!

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23 days ago

Lesser known gem close to Denver. Amazing views at the top!

hiking
25 days ago

I really enjoyed this hike. Really beautiful going up through the pines and the summit offers awesome views.

26 days ago

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30 days ago

I would not consider this trail easy. There is a quick elevation gain, but the view from the top is amazing.

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1 month ago