Mount Flora Trail

MODERATE 97 reviews
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Mount Flora Trail is a 6.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Idaho Springs, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. 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
6.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1738 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

cross country skiing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
23 days ago

Great hike. Trail around Mines little tough to find with snow but by near the saddle trail is wind blown and easy to find. Microspikes were very helpful going around Mines, brought snowshoes but didn't use.

hiking
5 months ago

Excellent hike up and back with friends and dogs alike. Great views at the top with plenty of wind-break rock piles to take cover in for a snack.

hiking
5 months ago

This hike was fantastic! Super easy to find and plenty of parking at the trailhead. We went on a Wednesday around 9:30 am and there was only one other group of really nice ladies on the trail. There's definitely some challenging inclines at times but we rested when we needed to and took in the mountain views. I liked this hike a lot because you are only in tree line for a short bit and then it's all open skies. The weather was a little chilly during the hike and it got windy when we started coming down but as long as you dress accordingly, you'll be fine.

5 months ago

Amazing views! Very little switchbacks and it's a steady incline but worth it!

5 months ago

Beautiful! I'd agree this is moderate if you're used to the altitude. We continued on to Breckenridge Peak and hit Colorado Mines peak as well.

hiking
5 months ago

This trail is gorgeous! There wasn't a ton of people up there and the weather was perfect

hiking
6 months ago

Amazing views!! Loved hiking along the ridge line. Got a good workout from this one - first mile or so is steep then it evens some then steep again nearing the top. Winds were STRONG. Weather fluctuated like other reviewers say. Wore my Patagonia puffer most of the hike. Manageable for a moderate hiker - just go at your own pace. I absolutely loved this hike and cannot wait to do it again. Began at 7:30am Saturday morning in August, and we saw maybe a handful of groups. A little busier on the way down but still surprised how empty the hike was. It's closer to 6.4 miles from trailhead. Easy access from highway to paved parking lot w/ restrooms.

6 months ago

Chilly and windy for second half of the trail. Beautiful views of lakes and 360* mountains. Took 5 of us 3.25 hours to complete including short stop at the top.

6 months ago

Little bit of snow left on the service road in the trees, however, you could easily walk around it and stay on the road. Lots of wind once you hit roughly halfway, was super glad I brought my windbreaker! Incredible views all the way up! Cannot wait to go back and explore the trail past Mt. Flora. 6/18/17

7 months ago

great hike beautiful view!

7 months ago

Absolutely stunning views the entire time! A little chilly up top so pack layers...and bug spray--there are surprisingly some areas with a lot of mosquitos. Amazing hike though!

hiking
7 months ago

Mount Flora...what an amazing place. Due to the altitude, this hike is definitely moderate. However, the trail itself is very easy to navigate, well-marked and well-maintained. We hiked on July 2nd and there were fields of wildflowers. There is 1 patch of snow to cross but it is easy to get across. I was surprised to see so many people in shorts and tank tops with no gear. Although this is a short accessible hike, conditions can change quickly. We faced 20 mph wind gusts while walking near the top of Colorado Mines Peak and were freezing. However, that then died down and the next mile was sunny and incredibly hot. When we got to the top, it got windy and chilly again. Come prepared for a variety of conditions! We hit the trail about 5 a.m. on a Sunday and only saw 1 other person on our ascent. We had the summit to ourselves. However, by about 7 a.m. on our descent, there were tons of people. Don't miss signing the informal log book. It is in the rock wind shelter at the summit in a plastic container with a green lid.

7 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous day! Only one patch of snow to cross. Otherwise trail is dry. Chilly at the top- bring layers!

hiking
7 months ago

Such a beautiful hike. Blue skies. Wildflowers everywhere. Simply breathtaking.

hiking
8 months ago

Trail is easy to follow. Only one small snow field left (shortly after departing the roadway), which was possible without additional traction. Super windy for the last mile or so, and some rock shelters at the peak were a huge bonus. Relatively few people on the trail despite the popularity of the parking lot as a stopping point for tourists. Having a coat/hat/gloves was nice to avoid wind burn.

hiking
8 months ago

Still plenty of snow but absolutely gorgeous views! We took the Colorado Mines Trail up, as the Berthoud Trail was extremely hard to find. 360 views and good amount of uphill/scramble. Waterproof boots required.

hiking
11 months ago

Gorgeous views throughout this entire hike. We had some trouble finding the trail under the snow. The All Trails ap was very useful for keeping us in the right direction. Much if the beginning is in snow, sometimes deep and/or icy. Trails starts to appear again above tree line. Snow shoes would have come in handy for the first mile or so.

absolutely gorgeous views and a really fun hike! especially with your dog!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Completed this trail yesterday (11/10) to celebrate the election results. I thoroughly enjoyed the outcome of both. Plenty of snow on the trail, bring the proper footwear. Offered plenty of incredible vistas from winter park to a high alpine lake. As always, bring your camera, your dog, and a celebratory beer.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Did it last weekend (10/22). It was pretty challenging with some extra snow on the trail. The view is gorgeous but it was too windy to hang any longer at the top.

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