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Summit Mount Flora

Idaho Springs, Colorado

5.0/5
based on 3 reviews

Details

Distance

6.5 miles

Elevation Gain

2200 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

Added by Matthew Eaton

Mt Flora offers a family friendly hike with amazing views of Colorado's Rocky Mountains in Arapaho National Forest.

Colorado’s Rocky Mountains offer hikes of all lengths, sizes and difficulties. Mt. Flora stands at a lofty 13,146 ft and is a great intro to climbing peaks in Colorado. Roundtrip, this hike is 6.5 miles and will take you (in the summer) through fields of alpine wildflowers as you climb into Colorado’s high country along the Continental Divide Trail (CDT).

You’ll start out on switchbacks on an old dirt road to climb steeply before reaching a junction with the CDT where you will leave the road and begin an ascending traverse on conventional trail through the tundra. Be sure to listen closely and keep a close eye on your daypack while you snack as there are many marmots in the area that will be happy to steal your goods.

Total round trip elevation gain on this hike is ~2,200ft.

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Features

Hiking
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Scenic
Wildflowers

Reviews

Climbed Mt. Flora starting off at 8am there was almost no one on the trail and we had an easy climb to the top!

This was a good short hike. The best part was about two miles in, where you come up over a ridge and it is quite stunning. Plus the surrounding views as you ascend are pretty awesome. Definitely recommend if you are in the Winter Park area and have limited time.

Really enjoyed this hike. Got to the trailhead a little after 9 on a Sunday morning. Parking lot was pretty full but there was still plenty of parking. The trail was pretty well marked and not too busy. Tracking the distance on my phone it was 7.3 miles. There definitely some parts that were a little strenuous but for the most part I would consider this a moderately difficult hike. The views at the top were stunning. 360 degree views and lots of wildflowers! Definitely would recommend.

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