Grizzly Peak and Cupid Peak via Mount Sniktau Trail and Loveland Pass

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Grizzly Peak and Cupid Peak via Mount Sniktau Trail and Loveland Pass is a 5.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Loveland Pass, Colorado that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2631 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

skiing

snowshoeing

walking

views

muddy

rocky

scramble

snow

Grizzly Peak D via Cupid from Loveland Pass.

5 months ago

gorgeous sunrise and the mountain goats were out - great hike

5 months ago

Awesome hike. Tough but amazing views and very rewarding. My dog and I went 2 days ago the hike is just over 7 miles round trip

hiking
6 months ago

Lots of up's and downs.

hiking
6 months ago

Started at 10:15a and arrived on grizzly summit at 12:30ish and that was with some decent stops for photos & marmot peeping. It's not that fast getting back because you have the hump in between grizzly & Cupid and the resulting elevation gain/loss will wear on ya! Start earlier though... we were watching some crazy weather coming in at the end! And the wind was pretty intense!

hiking
6 months ago

This was a great hike with awesome views. One of the best parts of it was how few people were there. I had the peak to myself for a while. The trail is pretty hard though with lots of false peaks. The final climb to Grizzly Peak was pretty intimidating but it was worth it once I got to the top.

hiking
6 months ago

14er views without the 14er crowd. Was thinking it wasn't that hard of a hike until the last stretch. A couple times you lose elavation and have to gain it again makes it strenuous. Only took 2 hours to get to the summit. Heard Torreys peak is another 3 miles with 1,000' more elevation loss and gain. No map or sign at the trailhead. Parking lot is across from a touristy continental divide pull off so parking fills up pretty quick. Once you get to the first set of rocks piled at the top turn right and follow a small trail.

hiking
6 months ago

This was a a tough tough tough hike. I would recommend hiking poles. Elevation was definitely a factor and had a really hard time breathing. Two routes you are able to take up; straight and one curves to the right. I would suggest one that goes to the right if it is not snow covered. The parking lot fills up quickly so get there early. I only made it to Cupids Peak and my boyfriend and our german shepherd made it the rest of the way to Grizzly Peak. Well marked trail. He said he had to climb some boulders at the end to Grizzly. Lightly traffic.

hiking
7 months ago

Well marked. We lost the trail at one point and scrambled around some boulders and picked it up easily again. Very windy at different points along the trail but pleasant on top. The steep parts are definitely steep. Used poles coming back.

7 months ago

Definitely a hard trail. I would consider this a class 2. Great views, fairly well marked.

7 months ago

Great views; excellent workout

7 months ago

Great hike. Less crowded than the 14 ers. At top of GriZzlY you can have lunch and watch the masses on Greys and Torrey's and remind yourself why you chose GriZzlY

hiking
8 months ago

rewarding hike! definitely a heart pumper and leg burner but worthy for the views :) made it to cupids peak and will be back to go all the waaaaay up to grizzly !!

8 months ago

Stunning and challenging hike. Just got back and my legs are fried. The beginning starts off steep and gets you right into it. After that it's a bit of up and down until you get to the base of Grizzly. Its quite intimidating from the bottom, but oh so rewarding if you make it up the steep ascent. A bit of loose gravel and a little bit if scrambling will be well worth it if you have any energy left by that point.

hiking
8 months ago

Not only are the views incredible on a bluebird day, but the ease of access to the trailhead, really fun Scrambles, and the workout provided makes this trail five stars. Do not let 5.4 miles fool you, this one made my thighs burn!

hiking
9 months ago

The entire route is above treeline, so beautiful views are a constant. The up and down both ways can get taxing. It feels like more elevation gain than it actually is. Great views of Grays and Torreys from Grizzly Peak D.

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Easy with great views

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Loads of false summits made a challenging hike!

hiking
Sunday, August 21, 2016

This is a great hike that starts above tree line and rides the ridge. Lost the trail a couple of times in the boulders but it wasn't hard to pick back up.

hiking
Saturday, August 13, 2016

Great hike close to home we like to frequent. Love the ups and downs to this hike. Even after reaching the summit still a little bit of climbing to do on the way back to the trailhead. As mentioned usually pretty strong winds, and the whole hike is above tree line so plan accordingly.

hiking
Thursday, December 26, 2013

Good winter hike needing minimal equipment. Snow stays light on the east side. There are almost alway high winds so pack accordingly.

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