Raleigh Peak

MODERATE 4 reviews
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Raleigh Peak is a 7 mile out and back 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
7.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1610 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

hiking
4 months ago

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.

5 months ago

hiking
Saturday, 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

mountain biking
Tuesday, April 14, 2015