Mount Audubon Trail

HARD 42 reviews
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Mount Audubon Trail is a 7.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Nederland, 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 September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2667 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

rocky

Mount Audubon trail is 8.4 miles, out-and-back, rated difficult. High mountain views of Rocky Mtn. National Park and Indian Peaks. Traffic is moderate and can be heavy on weekends. Start early due to being high above the timber line and exposed to lightning. Recommend summit by noon. $9 fee.

2 days ago

Great hike, don't underestimate the difficulty. There are still snow spots to walk over. They get slippery and the mid-upper trail turns into a low-flow stream.

8 days ago

2 months ago

We did Audobon in the Fall 2 years ago and were successful.

Today (1/1/17) we started at the Gateway TH, and it was 3.1 miles just to get to the Audobon TH due to snow closures. So, we only did about an additional mile and had to turn back.

It's a great trail, we enjoyed it in the Fall and this time of year, the snowshoe trails are great too! Windy windy day!!!

7 months ago

8 months ago

Awesome hike. 800ft vertical at the end was killer on the calves.

hiking
8 months ago

Went last week. Very windy and cold. Lots of Rocks. The Summit was awesome.

9 months ago

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10 months ago

Highly recommended! We went on a Thursday morning, and there was hardly anyone on the trail. We had the summit (lots of very convenient wind shelters!) to ourselves. I'm sure it gets a lot more crowded on weekends. Definitely a good first peak to try if you're new to the area (acclimate yourself first!) and are interested in doing some of the easier 14ers soon. $10 entrance fee at the gate to park. Some of the cleanest park bathrooms I've seen, too!

hiking
11 months ago

This hike is not particularly difficult as long as you are acclimated to the altitude and in decent cardio shape, and the trail offers breathtaking scenery, wildlife, and snowfields along the way. Definitely one of the most accessible summits in the area.

backpacking
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Tough but fun. Great views at the top.

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful hike. Started pretty late, around 1:30pm on a Saturday. Snatched 1 of 2 parking spots, did have to wait about 15-20min at the park entrance for park to empty a little. No storms, a little bit of wind but it wasn't bad, and best part, no crowds! Had the whole peak to myself. It was perfect! It is an exposed hike but it never got too hot (wind helped stay cool). In my opinion it is NOT a strenuous hike, just a little rocky.

hiking
11 months ago

It's a pretty nice hike with great views all over, especially at the end with a long nice scramble. Good stamina a must.

hiking
11 months ago

Fun hike

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Monday, March 14, 2016