Stanley Mountain Trail

MODERATE 52 reviews
#21 of 119 trails in

Stanley Mountain Trail is a 7.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Idaho Springs, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1991 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

3 days ago

Pretty hike. Hard beginning. Not the most rewarding views but a really fun hike along the ridge line.

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3 days ago

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6 days ago

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8 days ago

beautiful hike with unbeatable views! bring a light puffy and winter hat for up top bc it gets windy (and chilly).

hiking
11 days ago

17 days ago

Stunning views above tree line, wildflowers on the forest trail. The switchback trail was not as hard as it looked and well worth getting to the plateau at the top for the views. Windy on the exposed ridges and at the top today, so bring layers. Great hike!

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20 days ago

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22 days ago

Great day hike. I wouldn't consider it hard, maybe because the views made it so easy to keep going. Would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to get a look at the mountains. Wildflowers were beautiful as well! It's windy and colder at the top (48F) so bring layers. Keep in mind the majority of the hike is above tree line so keep an eye on the clouds.

24 days ago

This is my second time doing this hike. The elevation was in stages with some ascends and descends. Beautiful views from the top.

30 days ago

Absolutely beautiful! In total, the hike is roughly 8.5 miles but worth it!

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30 days ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing hike. The trail is completely clear and the switchbacks will give anyone a god leg workout.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike! The trail gets above tree line quickly, with gorgeous views all the way to the summit.

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty views for such a short chunk of the CDT. Thru hikers in the area this time of year--share your goods! Stanley mountain itself is rather unassuming--just a pile of rocks off to the side of the trail. Seemed to be lots of poop (and subsequently flies) at the top. The ridge line can be windy.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Awesome hike!!! The views were gorgeous and tons of wild flowers to see everywhere. Great hike for dogs too.

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