Photos of Woods and Parnassus Mountain

DISTANCE
8.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,772 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
6 months ago

Perfect Colorado hike, elevation gain and steep climb make it a challenge (especially in higher wind) but it’s a perfect combination of pretty forest opening to amazing views of the divide. Best part is that very few people venture over to the Watrous trail or this 13,500 peak. Don’t worry if the lot is full- everyone is on the Herman gulch side. The trail is not really marked but stay right as you pass the tree line and look for the saddle off to the right. Trail is pretty visible up to the saddle and then the peak is straight up again to the right. Really gratifying climb and majestic views up there.