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Crosier Mountain Garden Gate Trail (#931)

  

The shaded trail of the Crosier Mountain.

GARDEN GATE TRAIL #931 IS THE ONLY ACCESS TO CROSIER MOUNTAIN: (Trailhead access at Glen Haven Trail #931-2 and Rainbow Trail #981 is CLOSED).

Crosier Mountain can be approached from three trailheads on the south side of County Road 43. The first is Garden Gate (#931) trailhead located 2.2 miles from Drake. Rainbow (#981) trailhead is 5.5 miles from Drake, where you'll find a gravel cut on the south side of the road. A trail sign sits just above the hill from a gate. The third, Glen Haven(#931-2) trailhead, is located behind the stables at the west end of the community of Glen Haven. Although the Rainbow trail is shorter, it is steeper and is the least used of the three approaches. At two miles it joins the trail from Glen Haven. The Glen Haven and Garden Gate approaches pass through expansive meadows before they junction at the beginning of the steep ½-mile trail to the summit. The views from Crosier Mountain are beautiful. Bring your own water since this trail is dry. Crosier Mountain Garden Gate trailhead accommodates approximately 6 vehicles. (No trailer parking.)

You can find more information on the Poudre Wilderness Volunteers website.  Dowload trail summary here.

At a Glance

Usage: Light-Medium
Restrictions: Trail Regulations: No motorized equipment. Certified weed-free hay is required for stock.
Closest Towns: Glen Haven, Estes Park
Water: None
Restroom: Practice Leave No Trace principles.

General Information

Directions: Travel 8 miles past the Dam Store on U.S. Highway 34 up Big Thompson Canyon west of Loveland to Drake, and turn right on County Road 43, Glen Haven Road. Crosier Mountain can be approached from three trailheads on the south side of CR 43. The first is Garden Gate Trailhead located 2.2 miles from Drake. Rainbow trailhead is 5.5 miles from Drake, and the third is located behind the stables at the west end of the community of Glen Haven.

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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
4.5 miles one-way

  Latitude : 
40.442338

  Longitude : 
-105.378304

  Elevation : 
Beginning Elevation: 6,420' - Peak Elevation: 9,250'

 



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