Mount Massive Southwest Slopes Trail

HARD 3 reviews

Mount Massive Southwest Slopes Trail is a 7.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Twin Lakes, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3871 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Fairly strenuous hike, but definitely worth it if you want to shave a few miles off from the East Slope trail. Views at the top are incredible...might even be better than Mount Elbert because you don't have any mountains blocking the view north.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

Very difficult and steep climb the last 2 miles or so through rock patches, difficult to discern where the trail is at times but part of the adventure in climbing a 14er. Almost turned around but glad we made it. After you get over the ridge, there's a traverse along the ridge to the top that is breathtaking.