West White Pine Mountain Trail is a 5.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Bellvue, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.3 miles
1,968 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash




wild flowers


over grown

washed out

off trail

Due to the June 2012 High Park Fire, this trail is closed to off-road vehicles. Although the trail is still open to hikers, the trail is largely unmaintained. Users have reported overgrowth, downed trees, washed out sections, and rutted areas. Views on a clear day. Foundation of old fire tower makes great spot for lunch. Good dispersed camping along the route. Lots of aspen for great fall color.

4 months ago

Hiked June 23, 2018, both summits. Gorgeous scenery in many spots, especially wildflowers, but there's basically NO TRAIL any more for much of the route. USFS has had the road closed since June 2012 High Park Fire, meaning overgrown, downed tree thickets, washed out, impossible to follow in places. Expect serious bushwhacking and route-finding. Even higher near the saddle, many places along the old road are nearly impassible.

Took us 2:40 tough climbing 2000' to WWP summit. No signage (go 11.5 miles west on gravel from Stove Prairie Road, look north across from USFS station), limited parking, road blocked after 1/10 mile and gate locked further up. Don't bother bringing 4WD, you won't need it. Just walk straight up the center (weaker) road and good luck.

5 months ago

Turned back after 2 miles. A ton of fallen timber, washed out gullies. It is closed to vehicles but the forest service should probably put up a closed to all activities. Once the new aspen growth takes off this year it will be impassable unless maintained. Beautiful views 2 miles up though

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Parts are tough. Not because of distance or elevation gain but you have to maneuver around so many down trees. Beginning and end are pretty clear but in the middle it's tough. Hike to the top is worth it though.

Monday, May 08, 2017

The old road is hardly recognizable now after the fire and subsequent wash out.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

great trail, lots of campsites along the trail. couple good climbs on it.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

This trail was closed when I went. They had two giant trees pulled infront of the trailhead. I went a little further down the road and found some random trails, so overall it was fun.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Really cool variety of woods on this trail-spooky areas with large bolders, tree graveyards, areas of tall, thin trees crowding each other for space. This trail was probably stunning 1-2 weeks ago but we missed most of the aspen colors-mostly fallen :( but still a cool hike. Lots of uphill and my knees took a beating on the way down but it was still fun. No hikers, just a few dirt bikers and ATV people but not annoying. I'm going to try and catch this next year earlier with hopes to see the aspens in full color.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I hiked this trail in early October. It was gorgeous with all the Aspen groves. The hike was fairly easy, uphill on an old mining road. It was by far one of the best hikes I had ever done when in search of Aspen in the fall. Really enjoyable and easy to find the trailhead.