Mount Columbia via Horn Fork Basin Trail

HARD 3 reviews
#10 of 15 trails in

Mount Columbia via Horn Fork Basin Trail is a 10.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Buena Vista, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
10.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4,146 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

Directions from Leadville: #1: From Leadville travel south on U.S. highway 24 for 26.5 miles, drive west into the Four Elk development and follow the sign to the forest access road. Please respect private property.

hiking
8 months ago

Backpacked in a few miles Thursday night and woke up at 330 Friday to hike Mt. Columbia. The trail is being worked on and I wouldn't recommend using this route until the new trail is finished. Hiking up and down the gulley at the bottom of the mountain was definitely dangerous and very slippery, steep and filled with loose rocks and dirt. The summit was beautiful and the views were amazing!

hiking
8 months ago

Thursday, July 21, 2016