Humboldt Peak Trail

HARD 8 reviews

Humboldt Peak Trail is a 10.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Westcliffe, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
10.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4363 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This 14er as unbelievable views of alpine lakes and the neighboring Crestone Needles This is a beautiful overnight of just over 10 miles that will bring you to a the top of a non-technical 14er. Although Humboldt is pretty easy to climb you'll be impressed at the neighboring Crestone Needles which are some of the most dificult to climb. Make sure to bring a fishing pole as the South Colony Lakes are stocked with trout where you will be camping.

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hiking
Thursday, November 12, 2015

South Colony Lakes area is one of the best in Colorado and Humboldt Peak offers great views. As many cutthroats as you can catch!

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Amazing views of the lakes and surrounding mountains!

camping
Saturday, March 07, 2015

Had a lot of fun camping and hiking to the top.Camped at 10,000ft above the lake ,what a view.

hiking
Thursday, July 10, 2014

This is a great way for one to knock off his/her first 14er. The information on this page is incorrect, as the access to the original trailhead is now blocked to traffic. Starting from the current trailhead (requires 4 WD access) is closer to 16 mi. round trip. Once you get off the dirt road, it's a beautiful hike through aspen forest, above the tree line through alpine lakes, and then the ascent to the summit.

hiking
Saturday, September 08, 2012