Mt. Princeton is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in , Colorado. It is within San Isabel National Forest. It is 4.1 miles long and begins at 12,105 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,280 feet. The Mt. Princeton Chalet chalet, the Parking for Mt. Princeton or chalet parking, and the Mt Princeton parking are near the trailhead. The Lucky Mine (elevation 12,165 feet) quarry can be seen along the trail. The trail ends near Mount Princeton (elevation 14,147 feet).
Mt. Princeton Professional Reviews and Guides
"A popular tourist road because of its easy access. A relatively short drive to outstanding views. Road does not go all the way to top. Enjoy famous Mount Princeton Hot Springs. A few small camp spots along route. ATVs and dirt bikes are allowed, but area can get congested. Most of the road is easy except near top. Narrow shelf road may be intimidating to some. Most stock SUVs can do it. Low range is required for steep climbs. Snow may block trail in June and early July."
--Charles A. Wells, Guide to Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails, Vol. 1 (FunTreks).
"The Mount Princeton to Raspberry Gulch ride offers a great introduction to Colorado’s fourteener region. Incorporating sections of the Colorado Trail, this ride provides fat-tire enthusiasts with great views of the Arkansas Valley and the Sawatch Range’s Collegiate Peaks. Although the ride is both technically and physically challenging, a soak in the Mount Princeton Hot Springs at trail’s end is inspiration enough to grunt up Raspberry Gulch Road.
The singletrack portion of the ride provides challenging access to two of the Sawatch Range’s most dominant peaks: Mount Princeton and Mount Antero. You’ll enjoy passing through gorgeous stands of aspen and mixed conifer forests."
--Stephen Hlawaty, Mountain Biking Colorado (Falcon Guides).
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