Colorado Mountain Pilgrimage is a 4.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Helena, Montana that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking and mountain biking.
Whoever said they did this hike as a 7-miler in 2-hours did NOT do it in knee deep snow like I did in October of 2013. Actual distance is 8+ and took nearly 8-hours to reach the peak and return to our starting point of Moose Creek Cabin. I cannot testify to the trail really because of the deep snow. Navigation was strictly by GPS with the trail laid out. Not sure I will ever want to repeat this despite the spectacular view from the top where a lookout used to stand.
Nice views hiking. However the trails in that area lack signs, and don't take a normal car up there. About 4 miles of large, sharp rocks on the dirt road getting up there. Once there though, it's a pleasant bit of exercise and scenery.
Rode this mid May. It was apparent this trail is seldom used. There were many fallen trees blocking the path on the lower portion. The climb was difficult and had to push most of it; however, the views from the top were amazing and the ride down very entertaining.