Colorado Mines Peak Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews
#121 of 149 trails in

Colorado Mines Peak Trail is a 3.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Idaho Springs, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from January until January. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.8 miles
1,128 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips




wild flowers


The hike is up a service road. At the top of the mountain is a lot of communications equipment. Along with a great view remember that the top of this hike is above 12k so take lots of water and be ready for sudden weather changes. The trail is also long the continental divide.

it was a beautiful morning for this hike. if you just need a quick hike this is perfect.

3 months ago

Trail was a little hard to find. You have to climb around the big snow drift on the opposite end of the parking lot from where the restrooms are. Restrooms are decent (BYOHS- hand sanitizer). I did it on a clear, calm day, and the top was still windy as frick so be prepared. I also did it without snowshoes. I don’t recommend that unless you’re 100 lbs and like a challenge. It took me just over an hour to get to the top.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Went for a sunrise hike in this trail in early November. Pretty cold and windy but great view at the top. Trail was covered in snow (the trail is basically a road) so we had to work around that. A bit more challenging above tree line. Give yourself 2 hours at least to get up.