Explore the most popular trails near Alpine with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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off road driving
21 days ago

I'm an inexperienced "Off-Roader" who wimps out easily. I wouldn't even call this trail Moderate, more like Easy but fun. Took wife, 4y/o and dogs in the T4R for a scenic drive outside of St. Elmo. Got out to run the dogs and get in the creek. Back in the truck for a bit of "off-roading" toward the end and it was fine. Didn't go all the way back due to time but fun enough for a wimp like me. Quiet and scenic fall colors too!

hiking
1 month ago

Perfect day weatherwise. Very few people all day. If you are thinking about cutting a couple of miles off the approach without a good 4WD forget it. 277 road very bad but not written up that way in 14ers.com. Not the most exciting one I have hiked.

Excellent hike! Plan on good boots and poles as most of the trail is rocky.

off road driving
3 months ago

This trail was awesome! I am a novice in the off roading realm and this trail was a great place to start. We went up here to camp and were not disappointed. There are plenty of areas to set up a tent and they’re far enough away from the other spots you’re not disturbed. 4x4 is definitely recommended along with proper clearance. My stock Xterra did great! When you come to the water crossing you can cross the water for Mt. Antero or go straight to Baldwin Lake. I tried to go up to Baldwin lake but either my vehicle or my nerves couldn’t handle it and I had to stick to Mt. Antero. Everyone on the trail whether in a Jeep, ATV, motorcycle or other SUV was very polite. Hit this trail!

hiking
4 months ago

It took me 9 hours on Friday. It was a fantastic day for hiking although the wind was very strong on top. There are still some snow patches preventing off-road vehicles to drive all the way up (Jupiii!) The last bit after the closed mine looks intimidating, but there is a trail which can be followed easily. The Sky Pilots are everywhere and they are awesome.

hiking
4 months ago

Long hike, not especially difficult though. The vast majority is on a gently graded Jeep trail that cuts back and forth across the slopes. Only got really steep near Point 13,800, and the road doesn't truly end until you're on the last 1/2 mile section of ridge. I stayed as close to the ridge proper as possible on my hike and found a fairly well-defined path of trampled rocks to the summit, with only a few short stretches where it was slightly ambiguous. Overall, not necessarily the most scenic, wilderness-feeling day in the mountains, but glorious hiking nonetheless.

hiking
11 months ago

1 October 2017. Driving up trail was kind of rough, only drove to about 10,600 ft. Windy day at 13,000 ft. and I should have had on my winter boots, as there was snow, ~6 in. up higher, drifted. Didn't make it to summit, too windy. Beautiful views, though, especially in the snow.

off road driving
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Sweet trail! Awesome trees and easy trail to get up provided you have decent clearance (stock 4runner for reference). If you driving with friends, definitely have some coms set up because of all the one lane spots. Great camping spot options for tents! Gorgeous area!

hiking
Monday, August 28, 2017

Favorite 14er to date! Very sketchy jeep trail though! I was closing my eyes half the time!lol(luckily I wasnt driving eh?) Found a huge perfectly faceted crystal right off the trail at the top! Pretty long hike, definitely tired afterwards but not particularly difficult.

off road driving
Saturday, August 05, 2017

The travel up is rocky and very scenic, there were many waterfalls and Baldwin creek runs near the trail and approximately 1/2 way up you must cross this creek make sure waters not too deep as it's about 30 feet across! After that you exit the tree line and can see most of the trail from there. It narrows from there and has many switchback but not many pass areas to pass by others....very challenging when meeting others on this road, very large drop offs on one side, will make your heart pound! Near the top is levels off to a high plain to park and see miles of mountains in every direction....gorgeous!!! To the top from here I'd suggest having two vehicles as the road narrows is steep with loose rock and tight switchbacks - from the top you still have a hike to the summit-bring your oxygen as it's one of the 14ers!! Nice scenic moderate trail!

Friday, July 21, 2017

this hike was absolutely beautiful!

Monday, June 05, 2017

June 3, 2017. Lots of snow still on trail. Had to turn back in our Runner. Might be passable with only two wheels.

hiking
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

easist 14er I've ever done, the road to the upper trailhead can be tricky but once you get there it's a walk to the top.

hiking
Monday, June 06, 2016

My first 14er!

on Mount Antero Trail

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Scenically, not worth the 9+ mile slog on the Jeep trail. The only portion that can be classified as hiking/climbing is the final pitch - a ~.5 mile scramble across a ridge and an ascent up the tales slope.
If possible, drive to the 11k trailhead at the creek crossing (4wd a must!). This saves a few miles of very rough walking and some elevation gain.

hiking
Friday, July 17, 2015

My first 14er 6 years ago.

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trail running
2 months ago

on Mount Antero Trail

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