Stanley Mountain Trail

Empire, Colorado 80438

Stanley Mountain Trail

Stanley Mountain Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This hike follows the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) as it crosses Berthoud Pass and heads west. Stanley Mountain is the first peak to the west of the pass and the entire hike is above timberline. Since weather is always a concern in Colorado, it is best to start the hike early and be off the peak before noon. I was caught on this stretch of the CDT in a nasty thunderstorm that I still remember for the bolts of lightning around me.

A hike on the CDT also lends itself to a backpack, although a longer excursion along a ridgeline requires meticulous preplanning and favorable weather. In addition to packing proper gear, you will need to consult one of the books on the CDT to plan your overnight stops and access to water, in particular if you are hiking with a dog."

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Trail Information

Empire
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
6.5
Distance
1,200 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
6 hours
Duration
Best June to August
Season
11,300 feet
Trailhead Elevation
12,521 feet
Top Elevation
Arapaho National Forest, Clear Creek Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Berthoud Pass; Trails Illustrated Winter Park, Central City, Rollins Pass
Local Maps

Trail Log