Raleigh Peak is a 8.5 mile loop trail located near Conifer, Colorado and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 8.5 miles Elevation Gain: 1,604 feet Route Type: Loop

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2 days ago

Great but deceptively tough trail that takes you through the high desert. Very little shade and punishing sun and dust, so be sure to prepare well with water and a hat. Initial climb gives way to a more gradual one, be sure to take the right path at the fork. It looks like a closed-off forest service or ATV road. The alltrails app was helpful to make sure I was on the right trail. If you do get off track though, it really doesn't matter as long as you catch the end of the loop near Raleigh Peak itself. To get to the peak, approach from the second waypoint, walking up the ridge, and attack the summit from the north-east side. Very few people on the trail today. This is a great hike if you want seclusion and amazing views!

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7 days ago

A good way to start the summer season. Hiked this on Friday before Memorial Day and only saw 5 people hiking, and maybe 3 bikers. Trail starts with a climb before it levels off into a more gradual slog up to the peak. I recommend taking the loop in a clockwise direction, you’ll have more shade on your way down. I didn’t take the trail to the actual summit, just did the loop. The trail to summit is pretty obvious though. Lots of blown down trees leftover from the fire.

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10 days ago

Stunning views throughout. Didn’t make the loop as we ran out of time. 6-mile in and out but will definitely return to complete the loop. Trails were in great shape and completely dry.

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19 days ago

Spectacular, amazing views... AllTrails is a bit off, the map shows that it ends on the fire lane. You’ll see a “No motorized vehicle” sign, take a left there and follow the rough trail through the gulch to the saddle. The last 500-600 feet is all scrambling.

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25 days ago

Off trail to top. Recommend parking at road gate on Route 126 and just following the road past the Chair Rock and quarry turnoff. We turned into the woods to the east of the smaller rock summit north of Raleigh and hiked keeping these rocks to our west. Once on final approach, would not go too far east towards the Raleigh saddle. West summit block is very straight forward. Once at top, look to east and you will find a small gap that has a flat surface with incredible views to south. And be sure and check out the east side of summit. Incredible rock fins with the east summit rocks in the background. Overall incredible hike.

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29 days ago

Trails were completely dry today.

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29 days ago

Awesome!!!! Loved this trail. Scramble at the top was amazing. super fun.

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1 month ago

Nice open trail with few hikers even on a Saturday morning (4/25). The left trail fork looks like a washout at first and is easy to miss, but quickly turns into a small road. We cut to the left at the end and climbed Raleigh Peak. There were remnants of a trail at first but it quickly disappeared so we just cut straight up the ridge. Submitting the peak adds at least 600 ft of climbing to the trail and gets a little scramble at the end. We felt it was well worth it though since it ended with a beautiful panoramic view!

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no shade
1 month ago

Great open trail. Decided to turn back at the checkpoint as things got a little boring and I was unsure if continuing would be worth it. Noticed the fork people miss. It basically looks like a trail closed for regeneration without being marked. Stayed left. Great day out in solitude. Two planes, one cloud and two people about 1/4 mile behind me after I returned down the fork. Assuming they had come from the right. Trail was dry.

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1 month ago

Awesome hike. Wouldn’t recommend in the summer due to no cover. Also, bathrooms closed at TH due to COVID obviously.

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no shade
1 month ago

Beautiful terrain and views. would not recommend this hike during the summer as there is no shade. saw other reviews mentioning a fork in the trail, but this fork is not obvious. I stayed on the trail which put me on the right fork. I found this out about 4 miles in. the left fork is up a wide path that has logs laid across it making it look closed, but I think these were put there long ago to keep motorized vehicles off. definitely take the left fork! the right becomes very boring with any potential views being blocked by half dead trees. the left fork is open and provides stunning views! I hiked about 4.5 miles in before turning around.

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2 months ago

Just a fun trail. The beginning is a climb but once on top it opens up and it’s quiet lovely. Couple of icy patches but nothing bad at all.

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4 months ago

Trail is a relatively easy-moderate trail. At one point a fork in the road with no signage guides hikers to the right, where I followed the map provided still and headed to the left. No standout viewpoints at the end. Trail just seems to end as it mergers into (closed) Raleigh road. Can be potentially very windy in the open space areas.

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Sun Apr 14 2019

Fairly windy as some of the trail is exposed due to the fire. Lots of wildlife.

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no shade
Sat Mar 30 2019

Fri Mar 30 2018

Beautiful......got caught in a hailstorm up here....very little cover......bad spot to be caught out in a thunderstorm!

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Thu Mar 22 2018

This was a fun trail. Steady incline on the first bit. You will come to a part that looks like a washed out road with dead trees in the middle and to the right of that is the continued Colorado trail. You will take the left, the washed out path to continue on Raleigh Peak trail. There should a large arrow of rocks pointing you to go that way. It also has a steady incline after getting on that. It started to get really cloudy and windy so we turned around.

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Mon May 22 2017

Although a pretty far drive from Denver, this trail tends to be pretty quiet which makes it worth the drive. The first mile are some fairly steep switchbacks. The next mile and a half you are walking through remnants of the Buffalo Creek wildfire. While this makes for a surreal landscape you are very exposed to the elements with no shade in sight. Be prepared. After that the trail returns to the pine forest with some great shade. There is no true end to this hike and as far as I know there is not a trail to the top of Raleigh Peak (although I did read somewhere you can get to the top if you take the old road and not the Colorado Trail). It is up to you to decide how far to go. If you are feeling adventurous you could take this trail to Chair Rocks. That would make the round trip about 12 miles. Some interesting scenery along the way but no real views of the snow caps. If you look close you get a few views of Pikes Peak.

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Sat May 02 2015

The best way to get to the trailhead is via hwy 285 and foxton rd just past conifer. You can use this address 2706 N Platte River Rd, Pike National Forest, Sedalia, CO 80135. But don't take I25, it doesn't drop you off close to the right parking lot. You will go over a bridge with an old south platte hotel boarded up and then you're close. The road turns to dirt. To get to Raleigh peak you have to get off trail, there's an old quarry road that was covered with old burnt trees that I think the rain moved over the road, if you don't get onto this road from the Colorado trail, you will miss the peak and end up continuing on the Colorado trail. Please try and Google other options to read others experience with this trail for more detailed instructions. Although we didn't summit, it's an awesome trail, but hot (there's not much tree shade) start early. I can't wait to go back and finish the summit

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18 days ago

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