Whale Peak

HARD 3 reviews
#131 of 170 trails in

Whale Peak is a 6.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Grant, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,739 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

2 months ago

Nice trail to the lake, no trail after the lake. The GPS is just from someone hiking straight up.

snowshoeing
2 months ago

Don't underestimate this little 13er! The terrain is rough and the road to access the trailhead is even rougher. You will not be able to access the trail without a off-road decent vehicle (we had an awd Subaru outback with good tires, and still barely made it). That said, the trail is very nice, if somewhat poorly maintained. We saw moose, ptarmigan, marmot, pika, and deer. The views of Gilpin lake & the surrounding valley are fantastic, as is the view from the summit.

Tuesday, September 08, 2015