Crosier Mountain Trail via Devil's Gulch Rd. is a 7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Glen Haven, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,152 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

forest

views

wild flowers

A fairly steep hike with views of Signal Mtn, Palisade Peak, and Round Mtn.

hiking
24 days ago

A hidden gem! Hiked this on Sat 10/20/18 with my dog. We arrived 7am, plenty of parking available on Devil's Gulch Rd. Don't bother driving up Crosier Mtn Rd. There is no parking up there and the trailhead is only 100 yds up anyway. This trail is very well established and easy to follow all the way to the summit. There was still some snow on the ground, the trail was snow packed in spots, but nothing that would require spikes. Long stretches of trail through pine forest, really peaceful and pretty. The last half mile to the summit is steep, and a couple of other shorter stretches. Great views at the meadow and at the summit, although there are trees preventing a 360 view at the summit. You do get a great view to the south though, and can see Estes Park and Long's Peak. I saw about 15 other hikers during our trek (most of them coming in as I was on my way out), a bit more than I expected, but it was a perfect fall Saturday morning. My GPS clocked this at just under 8 miles from the road to summit and back.

hiking
2 months ago

Came here with my partner and dog. we are 20 somethings that live at 5000+ ft altitude and are not in fantastic shape. This was very challenging for me. More so the length than the hike itself. The view by the sign in the valley was more stunning than the top view. we came here labor day weekend and got stuck in all the Estes traffic but only saw about 6 people on the trail.

2 months ago

Hiked up from Glen Haven as far as Piper Meadows. Great hike - had the trail totally to ourselves. The views of the Commanche Peaks to the north were nice although the smoke was thick.
Will definitely be doing this one again.

hiking
4 months ago

The trail is a little difficult to find and limited parking is available but this hike is seriously amazing! Great views of Estes Park and the surrounding mountains from the top. The hike is fairly easy until the last half mile where it becomes a little steep!

hiking
4 months ago

shhhhh. Don’t let the word out. On a summer Saturday while the hoards were fighting over parking places or spots on the shuttle in RMNP we had this lovely trail almost to ourselves. Yes, the trail is tough but the wildflowers fantastic (identified over 50) and gorgeous rose quartz pieces on & alongside the trail — not to mention the fabulous scenery. This one’s a keeper

hiking
5 months ago

Trail is moderately difficult. Steady uphill climb the whole way. The last half mile is the most difficult but the views from the top are worth it. We had the trail all to ourselves on a Friday afternoon. Lots of shade and lots of wildflowers. We parked across from the post office. Trailhead is located at the top of the small dirt road to the left of the firehouse.

hiking
7 months ago

Good hike. Don't let the beginning fool you, the last mile is a heck of an elevation gain. We were pooped by the end of it. Gorgeous views.

Parking is very limited so get an early start, especially during tourist season.

hiking
9 months ago

Great trail conditions. Hiked on 1/14/18. No snow pack or ice, just clear trail bottom to top. I have done this hike in Summer and Winter and it's a good day trip, takes about 3:45 depending on how long you linger at the summit. Steady, moderate climb with steeper terrain over the final 1/2 mile.

hiking
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Great trail with sweeping views of the east side of RMNP. Fairly consistent climbing with the last half mile to the summit having the most elevation gain. Went on a Saturday morning and only saw one other person on the trail.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Great trail...lots of cool scenery.

hiking
Friday, August 04, 2017

Super pretty trail! We went up last week and were the only ones there. Really pretty views and loved the meadow. Just passed the meadow there was a very fresh lion/bear kill right on the side of the trail (possibly an elk?) so we immediately turned around and left not wanting to stumble upon the culprit.

Monday, July 03, 2017

Loved this trail! Wish there were signs along the way to show how far or how much further. Stopped and turned around at table rock - gorgeous views!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

my wife and I did this hike yesterday. took us under 4 hours to the top and back. very light traffic. It was spectacular, and a great workout. will do again hopefully on a clear day. we could not see due to heavy clouds, but gave it more of an adventurous feel!

hiking
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Perfect day for a hike! Started at the Gravel Pit trailhead 2 miles east of Glen Haven. Started at 7:00am and returned at 10:15 for the 7.6 miles . I saw less than 10 people the whole trip. Good training hike for a 14er later on this Summer

hiking
Friday, August 31, 2012

Great trail. I would recommend this for a short hike that offers a few challenges and wonderful views.

hiking
Saturday, June 02, 2012

Crosier Mtn. via Garden Gate Trailhead. This is an excellent route, 2 miles of steep ascent through thick woods then across Piper meadows and continues through a couple valley/ridges to Crosier Summit. 5.1 miles up, 2600' ascent, through some of the most beautiful backcountry you'll experience. I've run, hiked and snowshoed this route and have done the Glen Haven to Garden gate [Drake] route and it's both beautiful and serene. The vistas on the way up are amazing and Crosier summit provides an awesome view of RMNP.

mountain biking
Monday, May 23, 2011

If you are going to bike the trail enter the trail on the west side NOT at the 2 mile entrance from drake. The climb on mountian bike is too difficult to ride IMPOSSIBLE. From the summit the trail going backdown to the 2 mile from drake is expert level coming down... This is a great trail if you start from either entrance on the westside of the trail, not at the 2 mile from drake. Coming in on the west side is a hard climb going up, with some points that you have to walk, Coming down is fast and difficult lots of fun.. Elk and Deer everywhere...

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