Mt Sopris

Maroon Bells–Snowmass Wilderness Area, Colorado

Distance6.8mi
Elevation Gain4,974ft
Trailhead Elevation8,638ft
Top12,939ft
Elevation Min/Max8638/12939ft
Elevation Start/End8638/8638ft

Mt Sopris

Mt Sopris is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Pitkin County, Colorado. It is within White River National Forest and Maroon Bells–Snowmass Wilderness Area. It is 6.8 miles long and begins at 8,638 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 13.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 4,974 feet. The Thomas Lakes (elevation 10,256 feet) reservoir can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Hay Park.

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Best Summit Hikes in Colorado (Wilderness Press)
James Dziezynski
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"Sopris is perhaps the most impressive stand-alone mountain in Colorado, especially when viewed from Carbondale. Both east and west summits boast the exact same official elevation; I got the same results with my GPS." Read more

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7/29/2009
Not many people. Great climb with good views. We experienced a late morning thunderstorm.
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Trail Information

Maroon Bells–Snowmass Wilderness Area
Nearby City
Maroon Bells–Snowmass Wilderness Area
Parks
Moderate
Skill Level
White River National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Mount Sopris, Basalt
Local Maps

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Dec 2018