Mount Antero Trail

Buena Vista, Colorado 81228

Mount Antero Trail

Mount Antero Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"At 14,269 feet, Mount Antero is the tenth-highest Fourteener. To start, take the left (east) road fork and cross Baldwin Creek. The creek crossing is the last source of reliable water, so make sure your dog is well hydrated and is cool when you start hiking.

Continue climbing for 1.3 miles on a steepening terrain before coming to a series of tight, short and steep switchbacks that will tax your stamina and that of your dog for the next 1 mile."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

4WD Adventures: Colorado (Adler Publishing )
Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson
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"The Mount Antero route starts at the intersection of the road between Nathrop and St. Elmo and FR 277. Special Attractions: A very challenging and famous 4WD trail; Wonderful alpine scenery; Access to a network of 4WD trails. High-clearance 4WDs are required. This trail has either a rough, rutted surface, rocks up to 9 inches, mud and deep sand that may be impassable for inexperienced drivers, or stream crossings up to 18 inches deep. Certain sections may be steep enough to cause traction problems, and you may encounter very narrow shelf roads with steep drop-offs and tight clearance between rocks or trees."

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Trail Information

Buena Vista
Nearby City
3,300 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
8 hours
Best July to August
10,700 feet
Trailhead Elevation
14,269 feet
Top Elevation
San Isabel National Forest, Salida Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Mount Harvard and Winfield; Trails Illustrated Buena Vista, Collegiate Peaks
Local Maps

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