Mount Harvard Trail

HARD 17 reviews

Mount Harvard Trail is a 12.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Buena Vista, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
12.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4583 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

camping

fly fishing

hiking

nature trips

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

snow

Scenic views of three 14ers,good fishing at Bear Lake, above timberline, and rock scrambling at the top of Mt. Harvard. Full day hike.

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9 days ago

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11 days ago

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1 month ago

Beautiful hike. Rocky trail. Not steep until you reach timberline. Toughest part begins just after you pass bear lake and climbing the final boulders before reaching the summit. We suggest getting to the trailhead early as the hike round trip is 14 miles not 12, and the summit takes more time to reach then anticipated because of the rock climb at the end. Also, wearing good trail shoes with good traction is important.

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1 month ago

1 month ago

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11 months ago

Wonderful trail with wonderful views..leave early enough to make it to the top before the afternoon thunderstorms and hail between 12pm and 12:30pm is reasonable to summit. Took me 6 hours to get to the top and 3 1/2 hours to get down. Most breathtaking views ive seen so far hiking in colorado. The last push up to the top is the most challenging. If you want to hike mount columbia as well..i suggest camping off the trail and doing them on seperate days. Everyone i spoke to on the trail about traversing over stated its very challenging and loose rock to traverse with not much of a path. Enjoy!

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11 months ago

11 months ago

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Friday, July 17, 2015

Great views!

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

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Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Did this trail yesterday. It's been my favorite 14er thus far.

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Sunday, September 19, 2010