Gothic Mountain False Summit

HARD 2 reviews

Gothic Mountain False Summit is a 6.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Elkton, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until September.

DISTANCE
6.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,427 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

backpacking
1 month ago

I hiked this on 7/16/2018. Beautiful flowers the whole way. Magnificent views. Just beware that when you break off of 403 trail to head for Mt. Gothic summit you are going straight up till you reach the top. It’s very steep but if you have the legs it’s worth the effort. Fantastic views!

hiking
9 months ago

Hiked it on 11/03/17. Washington Gulch road was muddy and packed snow, but made it to the top ok.
A few inches of snow on the trail most of the way. Impossible to see trail if not for previous person's tracks, which stopped near the end of the forest. Up the ridge, it was entirely uncharted, and the snow drifts sometimes rose as high as 15 inches. Snowshoes would have been helpful, but made it with just microspikes and poles. Almost say it was easier this way than in the summer, since the steep dirt / gravel is actually more slippery. Gorgeous views at the top of course, CB, Whetstone, the Bells, Ruby, Baldy, etc.