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Diamond Peaks [CLOSED] is a 6.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Walden, Colorado that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and ohv/off road driving and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 6.8 mi Elevation gain 2,017 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Ohv / off road driving Views Snow Closed
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Note: due to the start of Cameron Peak fire, on August 14, 2020, this trail is temporarily closed. Find more info here: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6964/ If you hike, there is some highway walking at the end of this route (from Cameron Pass parking lot back to Zimmerman Lake parking lot), but the shoulder is pretty wide. After Montgomery Pass, the trail can be difficult to find and seems to be nonexistent at times. Can be driven by motorcycles or ATVs but not cars.

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Olivia Goldsworthy
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HikingMuddyOff trailOver grownRockyScramble

Trail was nearly impossible to follow, and sketchy in the areas that it existed. Started at the diamond peak trailhead and went up the drainage (very steep) until I lost the trail, then just bushwhacked up past treeline and wandered until I was on top of the peak. Definitely not the best hike in the area, despite the views.

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Andrea Golden
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HikingNo shade

Hiked as an out and back thanks to the previous reviews. Fairly steep the entire way up, but very beautiful trail! Wind was brutal

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Rocky Madden
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HikingGreat!
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Rocky Madden
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HikingGreat!
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Sam Mccain
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Hiking

Incredible views. If you want a ridge hike with crazy views this is a winner. One of my favorites in the area. Be prepared for wind up top Trail back down to Cameron pass can be a little tricky in places but use your all trails app and you should be able to join up with it.

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Eileen Larsen
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Hiking

Did this loop back in October 2019. I started from the parking lot across from the Michigan Ditch trail and went clockwise, ending at the Montgomery Pass trailhead and following CO-14 back to my car. It definitely feels like you're making the trail up half the time, but since the main goal is to gain and follow the ridge, it's pretty intuitive. The walk along the road to make it a loop was pretty lame, and next time I'll probably just do this as an out & back. The views were incredible, but the wind was relentless on the ridge (which is the majority of the hike), and since it was October, it was just a little too cold to be enjoyable. I'd like to venture back during the summer months to give this hike a second chance.

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Joe Tomasello
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HikingMuddyScrambleSnow

Great trail, light snow in spots. Lot of exposure once above tree line with spectacular views. I followed the tracks on All Trails and my garmin read 6800ft elevation gain through out the hike. If following this map on this app know it’s 5.5 miles of hiking and then the rest is walking from Cameron pass lot back to your car along the road. Great hike took 2 hours and 45 min to do the loop with an average of 1.8mph. Views are worth every step!

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Cody Elder
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HikingMuddyOff trailScrambleSnow
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Jake Provost
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SkiingSnow

Fun place to ski/ snowboard backcountry. Parking does fill up fast!

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Andrea Nehrbass
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HikingOff trailRocky

Great hike with my dog. Saw cars in the lot but very few hikers doing the same trail. Trail was hard to follow after I summited but we were never too far off. Definitely wildlife in the area. Noticed elk/moose dropping along the path and my dog wanted to sniff every single tree from then on. Would do this again.

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Daryl Mocarsky
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Hiking

Steep at parts. Didn’t think the trail was as hard to follow as some described!

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Mysti Lee
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HikingBlowdownMuddyOff trailOver grownRockyScramble
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Dusty Trailhead
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HikingOff trail

Noise: About 2 miles is along the side of the highway and the trail through the backcountry seems to be under a light aircraft flight pattern. The trail is mostly up with few if any switchbacks. There is a nice unobstructed view all along the ridge. It’s above the tree line.

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Megan Zambas
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HikingBugsMuddy

We didn’t make it all the way to the peak. We had grandma and grandpa with us and our 2 year old was strapped to Dad’s back, so we took it nice and slow and turned around when we saw some clouds heading our way. It is a beautiful hike though. And a beautiful drive to the trailhead as well. Fantastic views in all directions. When you get the the ridge, the first hill is a bit steep getting up but it levels out and is totally worth the climb. Trail is well marked with blue flags all the way up but faint when you get to the top of the ridge. The AllTrails app is helpful. Next time we’ll leave the fam behind and go all the way.

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