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

This hike is amazing! Very strenuous and long, we started at the trailhead at 5 am and finished around 2:30 pm. The elevation change is very difficult; we did the hike without trekking poles but I definitely recommend them. There are some spots where they would've been very helpful. Make sure to bring alot of water and take some breaks, 16.5 miles is no walk in the park.

Did this on a Saturday, and despite sharing a trailhead with Belford/Oxford, the hike was pleasant and quiet above treeline. Loved the scramble, but beware the loose gravel and huge steps up and down.

Saw a few dogs struggle with this one. There are water crossings for them to cool off in, but maybe consider if they can handle it before bringing them.

Beautiful trail to a fun 14er. Didn’t feel like we went up 4.4k. Weather was quick to turn sour around noon, so be careful. The parking lot was almost entirely full by 6 am.

Did this yesterday (6/3) and the weather was perfect. Started at 6 am and finished around 1 pm. I have done a couple other 14ers that were category twos and I felt that this one was a lot tougher. There’s a lot of loose rock and gravel on the trail once you get passed the boulder field. It’s all on the edge of the mountain at a slope so not for the faint of heart. And then the crux in Missouri was a little more intense than I thought it would be. Despite this, it’s not a very crowded hike which was nice and the views at the top are worth it.

Beautiful trail and much less traffic than the Belford / Oxford trails. Recent rain and snowmelt made some parts of the trail wet and two steam crossings challenging without waterproof boots from the standpoint of keeping your feet dry (I went barefoot).

I would not classify this trail as moderate. The combined steepness of the beginning and push to the summit along with the altitude make this a challenging hike.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Great leading up trail to the mountain. I didn't follow this standard route, but went up the North Face Couloir. Super difficult for me with current conditions.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Can you camp anywhere along this trail? Traveling from TN in June, want to backpack in, camp and do day hikes. Any recommendations on 12er or 13er?

Monday, November 14, 2016

Missouri Gulch TH : Long trail through a forest, meadow, and ridge to the peak of this 14er. The first half of this trail is the same for the trail of Mount Belford and Oxford. Had a little bit of everything and was very easy to follow the trail. Stay right at both trail sign junctions when in the meadow and be prepared for all the switchbacks!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Beautiful...but I don't like sharing with ATVs. There were not many, but I prefer the peace and quiet. If this doesn't bother you, then you will love this trail! Great dispersed camping near here as well...if you have 4 wheel drive.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

It was great! The trail is a bit steep at times, definitely bring hiking sticks. Great views from up top.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Gorgeous hike, definitely head up super early. Storms come by noon, and you don't want to be on the summit during the lightening. We left at 5:30am from the trail head and got to the summit around 11. Definitely a moderate hike, but definitely beautiful if you're up for the long miles! When we went there was still snow on the hills after the rock portion (right before the summit) so we slid all the way down on the snow!

Monday, August 11, 2014

You enter steep switchbacks in the forest. Once above tree line you level out in the Gulch and get your first glimpse Missouri Mountain. The trail heads to the right of the true summit and begins the final set of steep switchbacks to the ridge. Head to the left along the ridgeline to the summit.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Elkhead Pass is at the end of Missouri Gultch, between Missouri Peak and Mt. Belford.From Elkhead Pass you have a great view of Mt. Harvard on the other side, Missouri Peak to the west and you can hike up to the east to the summit of Mt. Belford.

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