Olympus Knob is a 4.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Drake, Colorado that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and birding.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,646 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

historic site

hiking
7 days ago

Our goal was to reach the false summit of Mt Olympus, and traverse down to east, attempting to locate the Greenco and Mt Olympus mines.  We found the remains of the Greenco, but the Mt Olympus mine eluded us. The trail-head is at the USFS sign on the easterly side of Hwy-34, in the Big Thompson River Canyon.  But from there to the top, the trail is sketchy.  Ascend the gully, as best you can, but as you hit the granite slabs, keep bearing to the left (easterly) for an approach to the false summit, what I call "Oly Knob".  The right side (westerly) of the "Knob" is steep, and difficult to climb. Once on the top of the false summit, you'll be treated to a wonderful view of Estes Park, and the surrounding summits.  Lake Estes will glisten in the foreground of your panoramic view. A couple of property issues regarding
private land.  The true summit of Mt Olympus is about 150' on private property, the ranch to the south.  You will need
to secure the owner's permission to reach the true summit. 
The false summit to the west is accessible from USFS land to the north.  Also Noel's Draw Rd is a private road.