Mount Sherman Trail

MODERATE 73 reviews
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Mount Sherman Trail is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Leadville, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2030 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

skiing

snowboarding

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

The trail is great for hiking and normally takes 3-4 hours. There are many different places to park along the path up.

22 days ago

1 month ago

first winter summit ever! our car can't make any further than the winter trailhead and we lost the trail a couple of times, but it was so quiet at the top that we had the summit by ourselves. very nice background view in the winter too.

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1 month ago

hiking
7 months ago

From the Iowa Gulch TH it was exposed, rocky, and today was very windy with small snow drifts at the top. Terrific views with little mileage and vertical gain compared to other 14ers in CO.

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7 months ago

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7 months ago

7 months ago

Short and easy compared to most 14ers. Good views at the top, but not a lot to get excited about on a majority of the trail.

There is access to some other 13ers once you get to the top - there is pointy one called Gemini that is worth scaling since you're already up there.

hiking
7 months ago

Gave it three starts only because it is a 14er. Not very pretty or interesting.

7 months ago

My wife and I got a late start around noon and decided to make a run for it. Ended up being a great day and as advertised by most on here....summited at 3:00 with bit of snow and we were down by 5:30...Road was good alway to the gate near the mines...Our first 14'er...

hiking
8 months ago

Loved hiking up this 14er. The little mine site is cool to walk through as the trail meanders up to the ridge. One of my favourites!

hiking
8 months ago

Great trek. I prefer the climb from the West side (Iowa Gulch)

8 months ago

Beautiful views from the summit, and multiple 13ers close by you can easily get to from the top. We hiked over to one to get away from the crowds (which were pretty relentless like most easy access 14ers). Hike was relatively easy if you're used to the elevation, as parking is over 12,000 ft. Pretty cool mining ruins to check out on the way up.

8 months ago

Great 14er, awesome summit

9 months ago

9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

The views were beautiful at the summit. We hiked from the west slope (Leadville). I would not recommend this route. Many hikers came from the SW slope (Fairplay). The west slope route did not have a clear or maintained trail. Boulder fields and scree cover the entire west slope route. The descent was more dangerous and challenging than the ascent.

9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

I thought it was easy and as advertised, should be an excellent 1st 14er.