West Fork to Courthouse Mountain

HARD 11 reviews

West Fork to Courthouse Mountain is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ridgway, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.1 miles
1,811 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly



nature trips





wild flowers





1 month ago

Awesome trail and vistas!! The last 100 yards or so... a real bummer, rocky and steep.

1 month ago

My smart phone & smart watch stated 3.8 miles round trip in almost exactly 4 hours (4h, 37 total with breaks). I made it ALMOST to the top. Had to stop just after getting into the “rocks only” section due to my heavier hiking boots. I should of dropped my pack and it probably would have been fine. If I do it again, I’ll do that or bring lighter, more deft shoes for that small section.

2 months ago

Quite difficult but amazing trail. Road to trailhead can be bumpy and a little treacherous but we made due with a 2WD vehicle. Some definite rock scrambling, but the views were breathtaking.

Monday, August 07, 2017

Love this mountain range! Beautiful views and so peaceful. We saw a handful of people on the trail which gave this hike a 5 star for solitude. A recommendation is trekking poles. It had rained the night before and left the trail very muddy and slippery. With the steep incline it made it a more difficult hike. Note to dog owners keep them leashed please. Every person we saw with a dog didn't have a leash. This trail has many steep drop offs and blind corners. One dog surprised us on a corner and scared us and him and became aggressive and lunged towards us before the owner could even get his hands on him.

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

this is my favorite hike so far

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Great hike. Mostly up as the other reviews say. Trailhead is somewhat difficult to find as it is shaded in a grove of trees not immediately adjacent to the road. If you get to the rougher 4wd road you have gone too far. Scrambling near the summit can be difficult, especially if wet. I do not recommend dogs on the upper part to the summit. Awesome views, just spectacular.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

This hike was hard! But the views are worth it and so is the solitude. We saw three people the whole time we were on the trail

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

An elevation gain of 1852 ft in just 1.8 miles! Strenuous, but the majestic views make up for this demanding hike.

1 month ago