Hike Huron Peak

Colorado Clear Crk./S. Winfield Trailhead

Added by Madison Sankovitz

This is an amazing non-technical hike in the Sawatch Range that leads you to the top of a 14er with breathtaking views. 

If you have a 4WD vehicle, drive 2 miles from Winfield along a dirt road to the trailhead. If you don't have a suitable vehicle, you can park before the road gets rough and hike the rest of the road to the trailhead.

Starting at 10560 feet of elevation, this 6.5 mile roundtrip hike begins its 3500 foot elevation gain meandering through the San Isabel National Forest for a little over a mile until you break above the treeline into a high basin, northeast of Huron. Follow the trail through the basin and onto Huron's upper slopes. Reach the north ridge then continue on a steep 1/4 mile to the summit. Enjoy the breathtaking views from there! 

Start your hike early in the morning to avoid encountering afternoon thunderstorms, a usual occurrence in the Rocky Mountains. This will ensure you have a comfortable and safe hike!

Pack List

  • Hiking shoes 
  • Warm clothing layers
  • Water bottle 
  • Sunglasses 
  • Camera
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Activities:

Fitness, Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Season:

Summer, Autumn

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

6.5 Miles

Rating:

Features:

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Forest
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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4 months ago

Rad!

Great to have done Huron as my first 14er. Difficult due to East Coast lungs, but very doable! Epic views from the top, definitely recommend.

4 months ago

Added by Madison Sankovitz

I am a photographer with a thirst for adventure and exploration of this Earth! I love to take advantage of opportunities to have fun in the beautiful places around me.

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