Alberta Peak Continental Divide Trail

South Fork, Colorado 81154

Alberta Peak Continental Divide Trail

Alberta Peak: Continental Divide Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This hike follows the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail south from Wolf Creek Pass to Alberta Peak. It climbs through a pleasant spruce-fir forest and passes near a ski lift at Wolf Creek Ski Area.

Beyond the ski lift, the trail winds through the forest then out onto the edge of a ridge with great views to the south and west. Passing through willows, the trail ascends above treeline with views in all directions and beautiful alpine wildflowers. A short scramble takes you to the top of Alberta Peak (11,870 feet), with its resident pikas."

More Alberta Peak: Continental Divide Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"This hike follows the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail south from Wolf Creek Pass to Alberta Peak. It climbs through a pleasant spruce-fir forest and passes near a ski lift at Wolf Creek Ski Area.

Beyond the ski lift the trail winds through the forest, then out onto the edge of a ridge with great views to the south and west. Passing through willows, the trail ascends above tree line with views in all directions and beautiful alpine wildflowers. A short scramble takes you to the top of Alberta Peak (11,870 feet), with its resident pikas."

Alberta Peak: Continental Divide Trail Reviews

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9/13/2018
Nice hike, but know that many of the big firs have been killed by beetles. But it is interesting to see all the new, baby firs growing to replace them. The trail is well-maintained, so all the fallen trees are not an issue. September is a great time to go because it is neither too hot nor too cold, and there are not many, if any other hikers on the trail.
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Trail Information

South Fork
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
6
Distance
1,013 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
2.5 to 4 hours
Duration
Best from July to Oct
Season
Rio Grande National Forest, Divide Ranger District, Del Norte; 719-657- 3321; www.fs.usda.gov/riogrande
Local Contacts
USGS Wolf Creek Pass
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Nov 2018