Fossil Ridge Trail

HARD 4 reviews

Fossil Ridge Trail is a 11.6 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Pitkin, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, camping, and backpacking and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
11.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,611 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

backpacking

camping

hiking

trail running

wild flowers

bugs

rocky

snow

10 months ago

backpacked to a base camp and summited mountains in surrounding area

camping
Thursday, August 04, 2016

The trail to Lamphier Lake is just 3 miles up a wide rocky trail. The lake is beautiful. We camped at a smaller lake nearby. From our campsite we hiked to Gunsight Pass for some fabulous mountain vistas. All along the trail was a vast array of flowers and interesting rocks and fossils.
Finding the trail to SquareTop Mt. was a little tricky. We bushwhacked through willows and small streams to the trail. The other route to the summit was along a knife edge ridge...scary looking. The trail is a strenuous climb but worth it. Lots of flowers ...and bugs.

hiking
26 days ago

hiking
Saturday, June 01, 2013