Mount Flora Trail

MODERATE 96 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

hiking

nature trips

trail running

cross country skiing

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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2 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.

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2 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.

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3 months ago

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

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3 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.

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3 months ago

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

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3 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.