Chief Mountain Trailhead

  
Passing through a spruce and fir forest, you soon reach treeline in just a short distance. Here, the alpine tundra begins. The last stretch of the trail offers an overlook of the Bear Creek Basin, including Mount Evans, Mount Goliath, Rogers Peak and Rosl

General Information

Directions: * On Highway 103, pull over just east of mile marker 18. * The trailhead is on the south side of the road and is NOT marked as a trailhead.

Recreation Map

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Activities


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Passing through a spruce and fir forest, you soon reach treeline in just a short distance. Here, the alpine tundra begins. The last stretch of the trail offers an overlook of the Bear Creek Basin, including Mount Evans, Mount Goliath, Rogers Peak and Roslin Peak.
Fire InformationUnless seasonal restrictions are in effect, campfires must be attended at all times and cold to the touch with the bare hand before being abandoned. Collection of dead and down wood is allowed; do not break branches from standing trees for firewood.
Difficulty Level: Most Difficult
Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
1 mile

  Latitude : 
39.682508

  Longitude : 
-105.520165

  Elevation : 
Trailhead: 10,800'

 



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