Storm King Mountain Memorial Trail

Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81601

Storm King Mountain Memorial Trail

Storm King Mountain Memorial Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This trail, built by volunteers, is a memorial to fourteen firefighters who lost their lives on Storm King Mountain in July 1994. Interpretive signs explain wildland firefighting and this unfortunate disaster.

You can stop at the observation point to look across to the ridge where the firefighters died, or hike farther to the memorial sites. The trail is a journey into a burned land, now recovering. The steep trails give you a brief insight into and feeling for the work of those who fight wildland fires."

Storm King Mountain Memorial Trail Trip Reports

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9/2/2009
Well marked trail, but very strenous if you are from the east coast and not used to the altitude yet. Absolutely worth hiking all the way up to the memorials.
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8/14/2009
Interesting but difficult trail, especially if you hike to the memorials. Gives one much to think about in terms of wildfire management.
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Trail Information

Glenwood Springs
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
4.4
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
3.5 to 4.5 hours
Duration
Best from Apr through Nov
Season
Bureau of Land Management, Colorado River Valley Field Office, Silt; 970- 876-9000; blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/crvfo.html
Local Contacts
USGS Storm King Mountain; Nat Geo Trails Illustrated 123 Flat Tops SE/Glenwood Canyon
Local Maps

Trail Log