Chief Mountain

Idaho Springs, CO
Length: 3.10 mi.
Type: Out & Back

About This Trail

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Chief Mountain Trail is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Idaho Springs, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

You get some elevation on this one, climbing 984 ft and starting around 10,00 ft, but the summit is spectacular!

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Trail Features

Surface type Dirt
Elevation gain 984 ft.
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Cell reception None
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

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Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

There is no parking lot for this trail but there is a large shoulder on the right side of the road across from the trailhead.

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Getting There

Directions from Idaho Springs: Exit I-70 in Idaho Springs at exit 240. Go south on Colorado Highway 103. The trailhead is located 5 miles east of Echo Lake on Colorado Highway 103.