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Fremont Peak is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Canon City, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September.

Length 3.3 mi Elevation gain 626 ft Route type Out & Back

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

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Recordings (26)
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Derek Murray
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Hiking

The Far Out trail wraps around the outside of this old rocky roadway up to the towers. Past the towers, there are technical areas, especially as you near the peak. Frankly, I lost confidence in my footing too much to summit due to loose crumbly rocks and grade. Incredible views all around. Perfect early morning summer hike!

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Megan Reynolds
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Amazing for sunrise and sunset hikes

Gail Kirkegaard
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HikingBugsScramble

I rated it a 4 only because I didn't see a trailhead anywhere and I like signs. Moths swarmed around me today around the trees, but they are harmless and probably passing through. I parked at the campground area on the road. There's no signage for the peak trail until you get past the tower. You have to duck under a gate shortly after beginning the hike. Follow the road (389B) to the tower, then take a single track trail up to the peak. The last 0.15 mile or so is a very steep scramble. You'll find a rockpile at the top, and a green box with paper and a pen to register your hike. You might bring more paper because it's almost completely used. It's a very beautiful view from there!

Lawrence Salberg
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Hiking

Beautiful views, as everyone as said. Especially if you are familiar with Fremont County and Cañon City, it's nice to sort of "see it all" from Fremont Peak. The extra summit trail with the 30º incline is no the "easy" part, but it's not hard either. I don't use walking sticks. It's maybe only a football field of that length. When I went it was dry and the rocks were crumbly and not to be trusted. I bit it on the way down once, but other than a few scratches I was fine. I wouldn't take small children up to the peak the last 100 yards (under 10 years old) but the rest of the trail is fine and has great views. See my photo of the last 100 yards or so to get an idea of what to expect. Lots of nice nature views. Would love to again sometime. With COVID-19, the campground trailhead was empty, and I was the only one on the trail, which was extra nice. From a single vantage point, you can see the Arkansas River, the Royal Gorge Bridge, and few hundred yards away, look down on Cañon City. Pretty cool. Makes you realize how close it all is as the crow flies. I think one could potentially even figure a way down on the East Side and hoof it back to Cañon City toward the entrance to Skyline Drive and up and over, but it's not on any maps as to how to do so, but it seemed possible. Really awesome. Thanks to all the AllTrails folks who posted about it to boost my confidence to give it a whirl. Was a very helpful, meditative walk to reflect on my life, too!

Molly Gavinski
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Great trail loved the veiws.

Prescott Williams
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The trail was a little harder than I expected but so worth the effort! View was everything.

Jonathan Haas
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Hiking

Easy trail with great views

Kamil Zabawa
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HikingMuddySnow

Excellent views. Pretty easy up to the cell tower. Continue past it and up the scramble to the peak, well worth the scramble up.

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Nikita Mason
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Amazingly scenic and relatively easy for the most part. The last stretch gets pretty tight and is a scramble, but it’s worth the hike even if you don’t summit.

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Daniel Zeddies
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Hiking

From Royal Gorge Park East Ridge Campground toilets/parking area to Fremont Peak summit via Canon View Trail/FAR Out Trail/Summit Trail. This is a beautiful route. Easy up to last 1/4 mi before summit. Summit ascent is steep with a fair amount of scree, loose gravel, Moderate diifficulty. Rewards of summit: gorgeous views of Cañon City 600 ft below, Arkansas River at end of Royal Gorge, Sangre de Christo peaks, and canyons and mountains surrounding Fremont Peak. Most of route is well groomed and fairly flat. High desert with chollas, prickly pear, yucca, junipers, small pine, some scrub oak, beautiful variety of rocks along the trail. Mostly open and sunny. To do final ascent, bring hiking poles.

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Jimmy Brown
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Hiking

Great trail. Kinda muddy but still fun.

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Justin Whedon
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Hiking

Loved it. Gorgeous views.

Coco ❤️
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Running

Easy hike but rough to run the trails. Sunset run was a lot of fun, but it gets little boring. Glad I came, but don't think I'll be back.

Drew Evans
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Alexis Bernauer
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Jeff Matthews
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Jon Horst
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Clay Nimmo
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Drew Evans
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Sarah Hoobler
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Chris Buchanan
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AllTrails User
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Paul Andrews
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Brittany Cox
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Melissa Boswell
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Jason Wells
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