Missouri Mountain Trail

MODERATE 12 reviews
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Missouri Mountain Trail is a 8.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Granite, Colorado that features a river and is rated as moderate. 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
8.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4527 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

Missouri Mountain (14,067') is accessed from the Missouri Gulch trailhead. The trailhead is shared with Mt Belford and Mt Oxford. The trail starts with steep switchbacks through the trees before leveling out at Missouri Gulch. Another series of steep switchbacks takes you to the Missouri Mountain ridge. Walking along the ridge and a little scrambling will lead to the summit.

hiking
2 days ago

Beautiful trail and much less traffic than the Belford / Oxford trails. Recent rain and snowmelt made some parts of the trail wet and two steam crossings challenging without waterproof boots from the standpoint of keeping your feet dry (I went barefoot).

I would not classify this trail as moderate. The combined steepness of the beginning and push to the summit along with the altitude make this a challenging hike.

14 days ago

Great leading up trail to the mountain. I didn't follow this standard route, but went up the North Face Couloir. Super difficult for me with current conditions.

hiking
14 days ago

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backpacking
2 months ago

Can you camp anywhere along this trail? Traveling from TN in June, want to backpack in, camp and do day hikes. Any recommendations on 12er or 13er?

hiking
8 months ago

Missouri Gulch TH : Long trail through a forest, meadow, and ridge to the peak of this 14er. The first half of this trail is the same for the trail of Mount Belford and Oxford. Had a little bit of everything and was very easy to follow the trail. Stay right at both trail sign junctions when in the meadow and be prepared for all the switchbacks!

hiking
11 months ago

geocaching
Thursday, July 23, 2015

It was great! The trail is a bit steep at times, definitely bring hiking sticks. Great views from up top.

hiking
Friday, July 17, 2015

Gorgeous hike, definitely head up super early. Storms come by noon, and you don't want to be on the summit during the lightening. We left at 5:30am from the trail head and got to the summit around 11. Definitely a moderate hike, but definitely beautiful if you're up for the long miles! When we went there was still snow on the hills after the rock portion (right before the summit) so we slid all the way down on the snow!

hiking
Monday, August 11, 2014

You enter steep switchbacks in the forest. Once above tree line you level out in the Gulch and get your first glimpse Missouri Mountain. The trail heads to the right of the true summit and begins the final set of steep switchbacks to the ridge. Head to the left along the ridgeline to the summit.

hiking
Saturday, August 09, 2014