Black Mountain West Summit Trail

Craig, Colorado 81625

Black Mountain West Summit Trail

Black Mountain (West Summit) Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This hike climbs to the west summit of Black Mountain, a volcanic plateau in the Elkhead Mountains. The trail first winds through an aspen forest with vegetation so thick at times that you might feel the need for a machete.

The trail proceeds into drier lodgepole and spruce-fir forests. Once up on the plateau, a spur trail takes you to a raptor viewing area complete with an interpretive poster and views west toward Dinosaur National Monument and Utah."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
2,055 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
3.5 to 5 hours
Best from mid-June to mid-Oct
Medicine Bow–Routt National Forest, Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District, Steamboat Springs; 970-870-2299; www.fs
Local Contacts
USGS Freeman Reservoir
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018