Photos of Mailbox Peak (Old) Trail

DISTANCE
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,989 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

forest

views

muddy

rocky

snow

hiking
6 days ago

This was one of my favorite hikes and I did it back in the early spring where the mailbox was still covered by snow. The trail takes no time to start heading up! But with all the switchbacks it made the accent a little easier. As we hit the rock field the snow was high enough that it covered the large boulders. Once we hit above the tree line I got some time to use my ice ace and enjoy the straight shot to the top. Once at the summit I took my photos enjoyed the sight but had to cut it short due to the high winds. On the way down I got some practice with self arrest and glissading. Overall one of the best hikes I've done. Recommend that everyone attempts this hike