Sentinel Point via Horsethief Trail

MODERATE 1 reviews
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Sentinel Point via Horsethief Trail is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cripple Creek, Colorado that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September.

4.6 miles
2,791 feet
Out & Back



nature trips



off trail

2 months ago

Not really a “moderate” ascent trail - I would rate this as DIFFICULT. Had a difficult time following the trail, as indicated on the AllTrails app - not marked or demarcated above Horsethief Falls, so plan to just stay next to the stream. We didn’t do this, initially, we were about 10-20 yards away, and it was near vertical, pretty much class 3 moves to do the last mile out of the forest. Needless to say, by the time we got almost out of the trees, we were too tired to complete the summit, and turned around. Much easier coming down, but still a little tricky in areas of near vertical, lots of scree. I wouldn’t recommend this as an ascent trail. .