Snow Mountain Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews
#107 of 146 trails in

Snow Mountain Trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Tabernash, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
456 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

2 days ago

While the views are great, this is a difficult hike with tons of downed trees and an elevation gain of approx 2,000 ft. Not the hike described. There are 4 peaks and total distance is 4.4.

hiking
1 month ago

Only complaint i have was finding the trail head. If you want to summit snow mountain read this. You will first sadly need a YMCA pass or pay the 20 dollar day pass since a staff member made me turn around .3 miles up the trail since i didnt have a wristband. Turn onto. CR 53 to enter snow mountain ranch. Follow the signs to the bike shop and programs building. Im pretty sure its the first stop sign to the right if i remember. They will give you a map with instructions to the trailhead there but ill tell you anyway. Head south on cr 53 from the building and turn right on meadow ln. then make a left onto blue ridge road. The road curves south soon after that and then follow the signs south east to the reservoir. Park south of the reservoir by all the canoes and there is the trailhead. They tell you there are 3 peaks but i kept hiking up the ridge anyway and found out there are actually 5 peaks. I found the 5th peak sign and everything. Overall it was a great and easy hike before work and i recommend it. I didnt realize that there was a fee to be there so thats why its a lower review.

9 months ago

really great hike! it’s perfect for a hike to almost prepare you for a CO 14er.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

ok, maybe I am navigationally challenged, but started out on wrong heading. basically, from map provided you start at Nordic center and head West. towards top very difficult to see trail. 4-23-2017. mostly because of snow and many downed trees. hit Columbine point and chapel is a must, however.

hiking
Thursday, May 26, 2016

There's actually a trail up the mountain - it was partially obstructed by lingering snow drifts and downed trees but still highly accessible. Fantastic first climb.

hiking
7 months ago

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

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Sunday, May 28, 2017