Mount Antero Trail

MODERATE 25 reviews
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Mount Antero Trail is a 14.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Alpine, Colorado that features a lake 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
14.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4753 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

off road driving

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wildlife

rocky

snow

off road driving
3 months ago

Sweet trail! Awesome trees and easy trail to get up provided you have decent clearance (stock 4runner for reference). If you driving with friends, definitely have some coms set up because of all the one lane spots. Great camping spot options for tents! Gorgeous area!

hiking
3 months ago

Favorite 14er to date! Very sketchy jeep trail though! I was closing my eyes half the time!lol(luckily I wasnt driving eh?) Found a huge perfectly faceted crystal right off the trail at the top! Pretty long hike, definitely tired afterwards but not particularly difficult.

off road driving
4 months ago

The travel up is rocky and very scenic, there were many waterfalls and Baldwin creek runs near the trail and approximately 1/2 way up you must cross this creek make sure waters not too deep as it's about 30 feet across! After that you exit the tree line and can see most of the trail from there. It narrows from there and has many switchback but not many pass areas to pass by others....very challenging when meeting others on this road, very large drop offs on one side, will make your heart pound! Near the top is levels off to a high plain to park and see miles of mountains in every direction....gorgeous!!! To the top from here I'd suggest having two vehicles as the road narrows is steep with loose rock and tight switchbacks - from the top you still have a hike to the summit-bring your oxygen as it's one of the 14ers!! Nice scenic moderate trail!

4 months ago

this hike was absolutely beautiful!

6 months ago

June 3, 2017. Lots of snow still on trail. Had to turn back in our Runner. Might be passable with only two wheels.

hiking
8 months ago

easist 14er I've ever done, the road to the upper trailhead can be tricky but once you get there it's a walk to the top.

hiking
Monday, June 06, 2016

My first 14er!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Scenically, not worth the 9+ mile slog on the Jeep trail. The only portion that can be classified as hiking/climbing is the final pitch - a ~.5 mile scramble across a ridge and an ascent up the tales slope.
If possible, drive to the 11k trailhead at the creek crossing (4wd a must!). This saves a few miles of very rough walking and some elevation gain.

hiking
Friday, July 17, 2015

My first 14er 6 years ago.

hiking
1 month ago

1 October 2017. Driving up trail was kind of rough, only drove to about 10,600 ft. Windy day at 13,000 ft. and I should have had on my winter boots, as there was snow, ~6 in. up higher, drifted. Didn't make it to summit, too windy. Beautiful views, though, especially in the snow.

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