Mark Twain. Guyot. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. 1. Good trail but pretty heavily trafficked by dirt bikes on the road portion. When viewed from I-70, however, Bald Mountain appears as a single pointy peak (and not a long ridgeline). There were many more 4 WD , ATVs and motorcycles than hikers. As out of staters, we took several breaks on the incline to catch our breath! Boreas Mountain has an easy, graded, gravel road access from either Como or Breckenridge by way of the old Boreas Pass Road. The only redeeming qualities were the view at the top and the short section of single track on the north side of the loop. Mostly on a road. Bald Mountain ist ein Berg in Colorado und hat eine Höhe von 7992 Fuß. Not a lot of shade so make sure you bring a lot of water for you and your canine friends! You may be able to get away with an overnight car-camp at the top of the pass but there will likely be no privacy and many cars driving by. It’s probably easier that way. The graded dirt road slowly winds its way to the top of the pass never exceeding appropriate railroad grade. 24 likes. Beautiful views at the top! Drive on through Como and take the main road north out of town that follows Tarryall Creek. The first and last mile-ish are on the road, and the incline is very steep as other reviews stated. We knew the rocks hadn't gone anywhere, though, so we wer Übersicht; Aktuelles; Teilen. Alot of hiking on the Road. This is a popular drive for the tourists. Sharing 70% of trail with ATVs and bikes. Get ready to take a few breaks. Joined May 5, 2015 Messages 1,459 Likes 236 Location People's Soviet Socialist Republic of California, Dec 26, 2018 #1. Definitely recommended! The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and ohv/off road driving. We had just come off of Green Ridge and we'd use Bald Mountain to cut over to County Road 69 just north of Sevenmile Creek. Bald Mountain ist ein Berg in Colorado und hat eine Höhe von 7887 Fuß. Como was the south terminus and the railroad roundhouse can still be viewed there. The trail you want heads straight up the hill to the west (on your right). Bald Mountain Cemetary. Bald Mountain is a 7.9 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Boulder, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. We did it clockwise and I'm glad we did it that way. Once you get off the road, the actual hike is quite steep and short. Verantwortlich für diesen Inhalt Outdooractive Redaktion Verifizierter Partner . Please submit any useful information about climbing Bald Mountain (Colorado) that may be useful to other climbers. If sequencing Bald with Boreas Mtn., the mileage between the two summits is 3.3 miles. Es gibt eine kleine, aber feine Auswahl an lohnenswerten Zielen in Bald Mountain. The trail leads all the way to this saddle. Drive on south from that intersection to the next light where you will turn east onto Boreas Pass Road (FR10). I did. the steep incline is definitely worth the view! Von Mapcarta, die freie Karte. A full 3/4 of the trip is a relatively flat but rocky 4WD road. It then heads briefly north, turns back east, the SE again, passes through more residential areas, and turns to graded gravel after passing the last residences. The hike is a little tricky because the actual trail to the views is blocked. Steep incline for the clim up where the circle starts, but road part is very doable. Not so long ago, seeing a bald eagle in Colorado might have felt like a once in a lifetime event. Click thumbnail to view full-size photo + caption. Thanks to all who have contributed for their support! We were even able to take the leashes off the dogs for the entire decline and mostly back to the parking lot to do some off leash training. It is a paved road you hike along until you get to the actual trail. Very pretty from the top and you can see the distance you've gone so far from up there. Most of the summit ridge will be on rubble and scree. The hike is Class 2 and begins on tundra with some willows and finishes on a lot of medium talus. Visit this site for more information: http://www.townofdillon.com/visit/camping-info or call the Dillon Ranger District at 970-468-5400 for more information. download the map, wear good tread for the incline portions! These are "Gold Pan," Heaton Bay, Peninsula, Prospector and Windy Point. It didn't help that I did it on Memorial day weekend. The 13,690-foot (4,173 m) thirteener is located in Arapaho National Forest, 5.5 miles (8.9 km) southeast (bearing 135°) of the Town of Breckenridge in Summit County, Colorado, United States. Bald Mountain Scenic Area ist liegt nordwestlich von Seven Hills. Like others suggested, take the top loop clockwise! Was still steep coming down the way we went but seemed like more ground and less rocks for better footing. Follow the ditch/trail as it gradually turns more to the NE. lots of people driving on the road portion of the hike. The overall hiking which is not difficult though rocky at times, and the roundtrip mileage of nearly seven miles make this climb more appropriate for later elementary age children, rather than younger. There's a single-track type road just north of the pass on the west side of the road that may take you a short distance through willows to a primitive campsite. Initially it passes through willows, then open forest, a rocky/rubble area, then tundra as it leaves the trees and heads toward the low point saddle (Black Powder Pass) at 12,159 ft. between Boreas and Bald Mountains. On weekends, there can be a lot of traffic. This is the "Boreas Pass Road" or FR 33. Great short hike with really low traffic. Length 3.9 mi Elevation gain 1,049 ft Route type Loop Hiking Ohv / off road driving Running Views Today, thanks to dedicated conservation efforts and continual monitoring, the population of these majestic birds is recovering. Bald Mountain (Colorado) Weather (Days 0-3): The weather forecast for Bald Mountain (Colorado) is: A dusting of new snowTemperatures will be well below freezing (max -7°C on Mon afternoon, min -25°C on Tue night)Winds increasing (light winds from the W on Mon afternoon, severe gales from the W … All rights reserved. The ranch also includes bottom land along a county road with a small lake. It’s a quick, steep climb to the top of bald mountain with stretches of gravel road as bookends. Bald Mountain. However, there are very nice views. 3.5 stars really if that was an option. Southeast to northwest, these include: Point 13679 ft, Point 13634 ft and Point 13684 ft (the official summit of Bald Mountain). Dec 26, 2018 #1. Also difficult when you climb trail that goes up mountain. Bald is ranked in the top 200 Colorado summits. beautiful. Elevation gain going from Boreas to Bald is about 1,775 ft. Roundtrip mileage to do Boreas then Bald would be 8.05 and elevation gain would be 3,355 ft. From the parking area at the summit of Boreas Pass, walk a few feet east and pick up a trail that leads along an old diversion ditch (still may be in use). Bald Mountain ist liegt nördlich von Woodmoor. We started at 9 o'clock and the parking lot was pretty full of ATV trailers and cars. Only saw 3 other hikers and one 4WD the whole hike. Do the loop clockwise. A little under three miles out of town, after the road has crossed Tarryall Creek, watch for a right hand turn that will begin the ascent to Boreas Pass. Happy hiking and bring plenty of water! Good, relatively easy hike. Be advised that finding any place to camp in the lake Dillon area on a weekend can be difficult. This road is accessible to many passenger cars, but something with a little better-than-average clearance is suggested in case of some road damage or rough spots. Bald Mountain is a mountain summit in the West Elk Mountains range of the Rocky Mountains of North America.The 11,787-foot (3,593 m) peak is located in the West Elk Wilderness of the Gunnison National Forest, 11 miles (18 km) east-southeast of Crawford, Colorado in Gunnison County, Colorado… Bald Mountain is a low mountain made of sedimentary rock in Northwest Colorado. Consider things such as access and accommodation at the base of Bald Mountain (Colorado), as well as the logistics of climbing to the summit. Bald Mountain Ranch is located in Daisy, Oklahoma, off the Indian Nation Turnpike, only 2.5 hours north of Downtown Dallas and 2.5 hours southeast of Oklahoma City. Very easy until it's super difficult. Bald Mountain is a fun trail, but you have to do other roads and trails to get to it so we don't get to see it as often as we'd like. Reiseführer Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika Colorado Boulder County Bald Mountain. Great trail! We took a wrong turn a few times, and in particular, the turnoff to the mountain is really hard to notice if you’re going clockwise. The USGS map identifies three high points along the length of this area. Dogs are also able to use this trail. Links to other information, routes & trip reports for this peak that may be helpful. Bald Mountain von Mapcarta, die freie Karte. The description provided here assumes doing Bald Mtn. Bald Mountain Scenic Area ist ein Park in Colorado und hat eine Höhe von 7018 Fuß. This is an interesting one. We were on a definite trail but when we looked at the map/GPS , we were too far west and north. Did not like hiking on public road for miles. Bald Mountain (Colorado) Mountain Photos. Everyone here saying go clockwise. The mountain isn’t very high (in fact in my own opinion it is definitely a hill), but since it stands more or less alone it has unobstructed views. With 50 peaks over 12,000-ft, none attain th… Got there no problem in a Corolla and there was plenty of parking on a Wednesday morning. Bald Mountain is relatively easily accessible even in snow season (depending on snow pack) and serves up incredible views of the giants across the valley. Incredible views once you hit the top! We kept going straight up the road to take the loop clockwise and I’m glad we did- it steep with a lot of loose rocks going up so was glad we didn’t have to climb down the loose rocks. Barely ran into others- great social distancing hike! Toyota 4x4. Bald Mountain has an easy, graded, gravel road access from either Como or Breckenridge by way of the old Boreas Pass Road. Coming from Frisco and Breckenridge, there are the five campgrounds located on Lake Dillon. Only three stars bc the view at top was great but not the most spectacular view. It can be followed all the way around to the south end of town where it rejoins Main Street at a "Y" type intersection. Again, weekend traffic can be heavy. Bald Mountain ist liegt nördlich von Crystola. Beautiful views at the top. Vintage Cemetery from the late 1800's for the mining families who settled as pioneers beginning in 1859. This road is accessible to many passenger cars, but something with a little better-than-average clearance is suggested in case of some road damage or rough spots. Actual trail is steep.Good views. Bald Mountain (Colorado) Climbing Notes. Almost all of these end at private property. Weiterlesen. The road heads SE up a gulch, then makes two wide left type turns to gain elevation and pull out above the gulch. "Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see." From US 285, about half way between Kenosha Pass and Fairplay, take the turnoff on the north side of the highway for Como. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until September. Then it was very easy to follow the main Jeep road all the way back. Bald Mountain OHV Off-Road Made Easy - Bow Tie Trail - YouTube The hike is Class 2 and begins on tundra with some willows and finishes on a mix of tundra, embedded rocks and rubble. This road is accessible to many passenger cars, but something with a little better-than-average clearance is suggested in case of some road damage or rough spots. Got to the trailhead at 8:15 and it was getting full (lots of trail runners gathering) but really only passed a handful of people on the actual hike- nice for it being a Sunday! Bald can be easily climbed in the same day with Boreas Mountain which lies south along the same ridge. Bald is closer to the Indian Peaks as it sits west of Sugarloaf. Rather than alpine, the mountain is a fairly barren “cold desert” mountain. Excellent short hike! The Boreas Pass Road follows an old railroad grade that connected Breckenridge and South Park. Short steep stretch. Bald Mountain, Berggipfel, ist in Colorado und hat eine Höhe von 9452 Fuß. Soon you'll arrive at the Bald Mountain Trailhead winter parking lot. The directions to Bald Mountain on https://assets.bouldercounty.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/bald-mountain-trail-map.pdf are very different. Would recommend for a nice short adventure though. Ended up not getting to summit, but still loved it. Beautiful views at the top and some camp sites as well. This road serves as a bypass of the downtown area and also as an access to the ski area. ”In my opinion, the two most rugged mountain ranges in Colorado are the Gore Range northwest of Dillon Reservoir and the Needles Range in the remote San Juan Mountains.” -John Fielder-famous Colorado Landscape photographer. Bald Mountain Road runs for about 11.5 miles from the Arkansas River up to gravel road #187. The only other mountain or ridge nearby is the Godiva Rim to the Southwest. Bald Mountain von Mapcarta, die freie Karte. Highlights . There are a few short spurs off of this road as well, including one that climbs Bald Mountain itself. Pretty views at the top but not much to look at on the way up. Hier findet ihr unsere Vorschläge. If you choose to do the loop, it’s very difficult to stay on trail. From Como, there is a designated Forest Service Campground called "Selkirk" that lies up along the north fork of Tarryall Creek. Beautiful fall colors and Mountain View’s! Bald Mountain provides one of the best views of the Indian Peaks in the area. We were confused to start as we didn’t realize the road was the trail from the sugarloaf mountain parking lot. Thread starter DouglasVB; Start date Dec 26, 2018; DouglasVB Rising Sun Member. Straightforward, great views at sunset, no other people out here on a Sunday. The elevation comes from one hill that is completely loose rock and loose dirt. Not crowded. Where they meet we find the foothills – a zone of geological and biological transition. Very difficult to follow trail. San Isabel Bald Mountain Trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Buena Vista, Colorado that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. Luckily, it followed forest service road 517 the entire way. Take State HWY 9 from Frisco south to Breckenridge. Nice views from top but too smoky today. Indeed, the name of the mountain may not be unique, but the views the bald summit affords are fantastic. I started my hike from here hiking on the mountain dirt road for a half mile up to and past the 4WD lot. In this post, Citizen Science Coordinator Matt Smith explains why the future looks bright for Bald … There are two possible approaches to the summit of Boreas Pass where the routes for Bald and Boreas mountains begin. Driving up the pass and parking early is helpful. It’s okay for a quick burner but probably wouldn’t go out of my way to do this one again. Park at the trailhead below Sugarloaf Mountain and hike to Bald Mountain from there. Gorgeous views, and a nice wide path with a lot of trees. Others are right that the elevation gain is all at once. When you reach the traffic circle on the north end of town you may either continue straight south onto Main Street or exit the circle on the west onto North Park Avenue. The site above has information on primitive car-camping as well. More trail continues north from Black Powder Pass following a tundra-covered ridge to a briefly more level section at 12,460 ft. 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