Ute Pass/Peak Trail #24


The Ute Peak Trail offers some of the best views of the Gore Range available. Initially the trail climbs up to Ute Pea and then stays on the ridge of the Williams Fork Range all the way to Ptarmigan Peak. There are sections where the trail becomes faint but the ridge line is easy to follow. If you want to take an all day hike and end up in Silverthorne, you can do a car shuttle. Since most of this trail travels above treeline, be aware of potential lightning danger during afternoon storms.

At a Glance

Usage: Light
Restrictions: Open to Hike and Horse Only. This trail is in the Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness Area.
Closest Towns: Silverthorne, CO

General Information

Directions: From I-70 take Exit 205, Silverthorne/Dillon, and travel north on HWY 9 for approximately 13 miles to the intersection with Ute Pass Road (CR 15). Follow Ute Pass Road for approximately 5.2 miles to the top of the pass where there is a large parking area on the right side of the road. The trail starts to the south across an open grassy field.



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  Area/Length : 
5.0 Miles one-way to Ute Peak. 12.8 miles one-way to Ptarmigan Peak

  Elevation : 
9,576 ft. - 12,297 ft.