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





wild flowers




Fri Aug 18 2017

backpacked to a base camp and summited mountains in surrounding area

Thu Aug 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.

Thu Jun 21 2018

Sat Jun 01 2013