Mt Parnassus Loop is a 7.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Silver Plume, Colorado that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from June until October.

DISTANCE
7.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,369 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

trail running

views

rocky

off trail

no dogs

The point at which the route leaves the Bard Trail occurs in a clearing at about 11,900'. It is marked by a cairn.

hiking
2 months ago

Good route. It follows the Bard Trail for almost 3 miles to where it crosses the south ridge of Mt Parnassus. You then turn left (north) and head up the ridge to the summit of Parnassus. The descent follows the Watrous Gulch route for Parnassus.