West Fork to Courthouse Mountain

HARD 6 reviews

West Fork to Courthouse Mountain is a 3.3 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.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2093 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

snow

hiking
3 months ago

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

hiking
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.

hiking
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

backpacking
Sunday, July 05, 2015

hiking
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.