Sugarloaf Mountain

Sugarloaf, Colorado 80502

Sugarloaf Mountain

Sugarloaf Mountain Professional Review and Guide

"This short hike up to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain (8,912 feet) offers spectacular views of the Indian Peaks Wilderness, Rocky Mountain National Park, the James Peak Wilderness Area, and the plains. Sunsets and sunrises on top of Sugarloaf Mountain are not to be missed. Doing the hike at these times will reward you with a beautiful show of nature’s light.

Travel up the road past the cable and begin climbing on the rough old road. Ponderosa pines, Douglas firs, and small aspen trees line the trail through this section. From Boulder the top of Sugarloaf Mountain looks stark and barren, but that’s not the case here on the western side of the mountain, which is covered by various trees and wildflowers. Continue up to the first of several switchbacks that force the trail to the east and south. Spectacular views of the Indian Peaks and Rocky Mountain National Park smack you right in the face at the sharp turn and makes a good reason to stop and enjoy."

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Sugarloaf Mountain Reviews

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We took our kids (10 and 7) on this short hike. The hike to the summit is easy to follow and just tricky enough to keep everyone interested. We opted to hike in sneakers and regretted it early as the trail gets rockier as you travel. The views are inccredible as you go, but even better at the top.
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This is a very well marked, easy to climb train. The day I hiked it (April 2, 2006) was extremely windy with gusts in the 60 MPH range. Once you get into the burn zone, the wind came at you pretty hard. It was especially fierce at the summit, but the 360 degree view was worth it. I was able to find a sheltered area out of the wind about 100 feet below the summit that was good for eating lunch and sunning.

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Trail Information

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Trail Type
Skill Level
1 to 2 hours
Trails Illustrated Indian Peaks/Gold Hill #104
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Nov 2018