Mount Lindsey Trail

HARD 5 reviews
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Mount Lindsey Trail is a 7.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Gardner, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, birding, and horses and is best used from March until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

7.8 miles
3802 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly



nature trips


horseback riding



wild flowers

A lush alpine valley surrounded by cliffs, climbing to an exiting summit. From the trailhead follow the well marked trail as it leads South up the Valley. After hiking for 1.5 miles there will be a left turn to take where you will traverse beneath a large boulder field and then begin a steep ascent alongside a beautiful stream. The stream will disappear into a large moraine just after the trail crosses the steam. Shortly after this point you will reach an open valley floor with amazing views of Ellingwood Point and Blanca Peak. The trail will then veer slightly left (West) and head up to a saddle between Mount Lindsey and a prominent point named the Iron Nipple. Once you reach the ridge you will see the most difficult part of the route ahead. There are 2 approaches to choose from. Stay on the ridge, and do some short tough class 3 sections, or stay left of the ridge in a gulley that is easier, but has very loose rock. Both choices meet at the end of the steep section and follow the ridge the rest of the way to the summit.

10 days ago

I decided to make this first solo 14er and thought it would be an ideal mountain to try. It was challenging hike and climb with everything you could ask for out of a mountain climb.

25 days ago

Awesome hike. Some class 3 at the crux. Watch out for the false summit.

1 month ago

2 months ago

Went there today. Absent of snow but a lot of fallen trees. I removed as many as I could with just my truck and tow straps. Still one blocking about 2 miles or so before he trail head. We just walked around in the valley and fields. Still a ton of snow at the top plan accordingly.

6 months ago

loved it. went in June and the snow was a bit too much. it's blocked at the front entrance, which adds significant time to the hike