Berthoud Pass Trailhead

  

A photo of Berthoud Pass Trailhead from the Berthoud Pass parking lot.

The Berthoud Pass Trailhead, located on the Continental Divide, offers a variety of summer and winter activities. The site offers a warming hut with vault toilets, interpretive information, and is open year round. Hiking opportunities include hiking on the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDNST). Hike 19 miles on the CDNST through the Vazquez Peak Wilderness to the Herman Gulch Trailhead, just west of the historic town of Georgetown. Or hike east/northeast to James Peak through the James Peak Wilderness.Winter activities include backcountry skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: No winter sledding allowed on either side of the pass. No snowmobiling in the area. No camping, campfires, stoves, dogs or smoking inside the Berthoud Pass warming hut.
Open Season: January
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: No winter sledding allowed on either side of the pass. No snowmobiling in the area. No camping, campfires, stoves, dogs or smoking inside the Berthoud Pass warming hut.
Closest Towns: Empire or Winter Park,CO
Water: None
Restroom: vault toilets at trailhead
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service

General Information

Directions: Take US-40 about 14 miles west from Interstate 70 to the summit of Berthoud Pass. The parking area is on the right (east) side of the highway.

Activities


Hiking

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Viewing Scenery


Outdoor Learning

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Winter Sports

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