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Mount Sherman from Iowa Gultch is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Leadville, Colorado that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips and is best used from April until September.

Length 4.1 mi Elevation gain 2,165 ft Route type Out & Back

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Jill McGinnis
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WalkingMuddyRockyScramble

Total time including 30 minutes at the top, 4 hours. 630 am start time, plenty of parking. It was as rocky and slick as others reported. I can see why it is the less liked trailhead. It is also less traveled, if you prefer to see less people. Only a little mud and 2 easy water crossings. Perfect weather, but wind really picked up at 915am, so I headed back down.

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Christopher Bendrell
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HikingMuddyWashed out

Not my favorite 14er but still worth the hike. Iowa gulch is extremely muddy in the early morning. If looking to try for a first 14er, I would recommend coming from the four mile trailhead.

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Nat K
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HikingBugsRockyScramble

Hiked this route up Sherman today, 7/6. It’s scree and talus for nearly the entire ascent, until you reach the ridge where both trailheads meet - then it’s mostly settled talus. High exposure route, & if I stopped for a breather, I got eaten alive by mosquitos! Muddy at the bottom in a couple places. This is the more difficult of the two trailheads. I didn’t take poles (as I don’t like carrying them), but definitely recommend them for this route! Parking lot was nice and quiet. There’s also a waterfall you can hike to before you hop on the trail, if you’re so inclined. Made it to the TH just fine in a low clearance, AWD sedan.

Michael Plymell
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Hiking

Sweet trail and excellent conditions. Hiked it up in about 2 hr 20 mins and down in about 1 hr 40 mins. One of the easiest 14ers I’ve done.

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Micah Haynes
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HikingBlowdownMuddyRocky

Great easy 14er! I summited at 6:30 this morning. I didn’t spend much time at the summit though because there was piercing wind and miserable cold. If you’re going to hike it in the dark I HIGHLY recommend a downloaded trail map and a really good headlamp! The trail is hard to follow in the dark.

Doug Pederson
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Hiking

Fairly easy well marked 14er.

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Gary Hand
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Hiking

July 1st- Arrived the parking lot being the first group to hike up and first group to leave. We had to cross few streams, several muddy areas and snow patches. The trail is mostly rocks (small to large). Halfway up it started to get windy. Upon the fake peak, the wind was brutal yet we didn’t let the wind take the best out of us. The view was nice, not as awesome as Mt. Elbert.

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Austin Phillips (Little Cub)
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HikingNo shadeRocky
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Amy K.
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HikingMuddy

Beautiful hike! Steep but short to the top. Beginning of the trail was pretty muddy with a few creek crossings. EXTREMELY windy when nearing the summit, but wind died down at the top. Round trip time of 3 hours 20 minutes including a break at the top.

Jake Sheldon
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HikingSnow
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Devon Salasin
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HikingMuddyScramble

6/21 Nice today. A little muddy in the beginning but not bad. Many false summits I wasn’t ready for but here’s your mental warning. There are multiple false summits.

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Bethany Turnwall
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Hiking

Beautiful hike. Bit muddy towards the bottom. It was EXTREMELY windy for half of the hike so be prepared with lots of layers. Brought my yak tracks and only used them for one section. We managed to lose the trail a few times so you will want to keep an eye on staying on the trail.

Steven Burpoe
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Hiked 6/14. Windiest hike I've ever experienced, but not that tough. There are better views on other hikes for sure, but I only spent about two minutes at the top due to the wind. The road up is bumpy to the parking but doable in most vehicles, I would recommend taking the dirt road all 3 miles up to park.

Joe Pfeiffer
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HikingScrambleSnow

This is a nice 14er if you don’t have a bunch of time. The views are great and it’s a fun trail. My only complaint is that it’s not well marked, but that won’t be problem next time.

Matt Botruff
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HikingIcyMuddySnow

Lots of snow and windy. Watch out people still hiking the cornice despite warnings from 4mile. Postholed but changed into spikes and made it just fine.

Mike Teague
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HikingNo shade
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Andrea Zelinski
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HikingSnow

Pretty area, need crampons/ micro spikes and or poles. Wouldn’t attempt without them. Too much snow. Honestly snowshoes is the way to go for at least another 2 weeks.

Vinnie Ko
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Hiking

Yeah the Nathan dude below me must’ve never been to the top of Pikes Peak

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