Stanley Mountain Trail

MODERATE 27 reviews
#24 of 118 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

hiking
1 day ago

directions led us to the top of berthoud pass (coming from empire the restrooms and parking lot were on the right) trailhead on the left of the pass. Lost the trail pretty quickly because of snow but managed to scramble up to the ridge and then it was visible the entire way. One part was a steeper incline but it had switchbacks so no complaints! Amazzzzinnnnngggg views. Decided we were at the end when we came to this rock throne structure.

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9 months ago

8/20/2016: Super windy and cold along the ridge. Definitely bring layers and water. Beautiful long distance views, anticlimatic end. We weren't sure we got to the end until we checked GPS later.

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9 months ago

Beautiful views...!

hiking
9 months ago

confirmed that this is darn near 9 miles RT. Absolutely beautiful hike with amazing views!! One of my favorites so far...

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10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

grab a light windbreaker, it is slightly windy and cold.

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hiking
10 months ago

An amazing hike. Arguably the best mountain vista hike within an hour of Denver. The first 2.0 miles is challenging due to its elevation gain. It's pretty steep including a classic series of switchbacks straight up the hill. But the next 2.4 miles is along the ridge line and fairly moderate up and downs. And absolutely gorgeous the entire way. You can see north to Longs Pk and 360 views most of the way. I would rate this as a high moderate, just short of strenuous. A couple of notes: 1) most of this trail is above the ridge line so dress appropriately and monitor the weather carefully. 2) a flaw in alltrails is often the incorrect distance listed and this is one. From the parking lot to the Mt Stanley peak cairn is 4.4 miles each way or 8.8 miles round trip, not the 7.3 listed by alltrails.

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