When viewed from I-70, however, Bald Mountain appears as a single pointy peak (and not a long ridgeline). Foothills ecosystems are made up of myriad landforms such as cliffs, canyons, hills, and plateaus. The Gores are more of a range consisting of 12-13,000-ft ridges, rather than separated peaks. It is a paved road you hike along until you get to the actual trail. The view at the top is 5 stars, though! 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. Straightforward, great views at sunset, no other people out here on a Sunday. 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. Continue past the turn  where the Boreas Pass Road leaves the valley bottom and continue NW on FR 801 to the campground at 10,500 ft. All along Tarryall Creek, either fork, there are short roads that turn off the main road. At 3.55 miles, the trail narrows, continuing along the mountain ridge. Bald Mountain has an easy, graded, gravel road access from either Como or Breckenridge by way of the old Boreas Pass Road. Bald Mountain OHV Off-Road Made Easy - Bow Tie Trail - YouTube Very easy until it's super difficult. All rights reserved. Von Mapcarta, die freie Karte. We went clockwise. A full 3/4 of the trip is a relatively flat but rocky 4WD road. We started at 9 o'clock and the parking lot was pretty full of ATV trailers and cars. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until September. I started my hike from here hiking on the mountain dirt road for a half mile up to and past the 4WD lot. Park at the trailhead below Sugarloaf Mountain and hike to Bald Mountain from there. CalTopo map shows the routes for two easy, Class 2 summits: Bald Mountain and Boreas Mountain. Only saw one other hiker and mountain biker on the trail, but a few cars and jeeps in the parking lot. Thread starter DouglasVB; Start date Dec 26, 2018; DouglasVB Rising Sun Member. Drive on through Como and take the main road north out of town that follows Tarryall Creek. Take State HWY 9 from Frisco south to Breckenridge. ”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. The hike is Class 2 and begins on tundra with some willows and finishes on a lot of medium talus. Just be on the lookout. Good, relatively easy hike. Bald Mountain Road [CLOSED] is a 13.3 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Red Feather Lakes, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. Driving up the pass and parking early is helpful. © 2020 The Climbing Cooneys. Bald Mountain von Mapcarta, die freie Karte. Bald Mountain Trail is a 10.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Breckenridge, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. Length 4.9 miElevation gain 774 ftRoute type Loop Only saw 3 other hikers and one 4WD the whole hike. Climbing photos at Bald Mountain (Colorado) uploaded by users of mountain-forecast.com Weiterlesen. Bald Mountain Scenic Area ist ein Park in Colorado und hat eine Höhe von 7018 Fuß. Please submit any useful information about climbing Bald Mountain (Colorado) that may be useful to other climbers. Bald is ranked in the top 200 Colorado summits. Bald Mountain Road runs for about 11.5 miles from the Arkansas River up to gravel road #187. Was still steep coming down the way we went but seemed like more ground and less rocks for better footing. It wasn’t crowded at all at 11am on Saturday. These are "Gold Pan," Heaton Bay, Peninsula, Prospector and Windy Point. http://www.townofdillon.com/visit/camping-info. Be the first to submit your climbing note! It's a 4x4 road the whole way and is VERY SANDY in spots, making this an ideal fat biking route. Mostly on a road. The Boreas Pass Road follows an old railroad grade that connected Breckenridge and South Park. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until September. The trail leads all the way to this saddle. It’s a quick, steep climb to the top of bald mountain with stretches of gravel road as bookends. 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. Beautiful views at the top. Beautiful views at the top and some camp sites as well. The only other mountain or ridge nearby is the Godiva Rim to the Southwest. More trail continues north from Black Powder Pass following a tundra-covered ridge to a briefly more level section at 12,460 ft. Continue north along the increasingly rocky ridge to the first of three high points at 13,679 ft. on Bald Mountain, where the Continental Divide leaves the ridge to head east over toward Mt. It was a new trail for us and we weren't sure what to expect. Steep incline for the clim up where the circle starts, but road part is very doable. Beautiful views, but downside is that cars can go on most of the trail. This is the "Boreas Pass Road" or FR 33. Got there no problem in a Corolla and there was plenty of parking on a Wednesday morning. 3.5 stars really if that was an option. Site migration work continues and will be completed by year end. Southeast to northwest, these include: Point 13679 ft, Point 13634 ft and Point 13684 ft (the official summit of Bald Mountain). Went on a Thursday morning and barely saw anyone. Links to other information, routes & trip reports for this peak that may be helpful. Everyone here saying go clockwise. Mark Twain. Guyot. 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. Steep sections are straight up, not maintained as switchbacks. If sequencing Bald with Boreas Mtn., the mileage between the two summits is 3.3 miles. Very difficult to follow trail. Touren Ausflugsziele. 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. Luckily, it followed forest service road 517 the entire way. The hike is a little tricky because the actual trail to the views is blocked. We ran it from the west end to the east end and 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. Along Colorado’s Front Range the sweeping grasslands of the Great Plains rise to meet the rugged peaks of the Southern Rocky Mountains. If you choose to do the loop, it’s very difficult to stay on trail. 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. As out of staters, we took several breaks on the incline to catch our breath! Barely ran into others- great social distancing hike! Übersicht; Aktuelles; Teilen. Trip and Event Reports. Toyota 4x4. You are at least on National Forest land, so if you want to pitch your tent somewhere, it's likely allowed. Bald Mountain, Berggipfel, ist in Colorado und hat eine Höhe von 13.638 Fuß. Follow the ditch/trail as it gradually turns more to the NE. Incredible views once you hit the top! From US 285, about half way between Kenosha Pass and Fairplay, take the turnoff on the north side of the highway for Como. Did not like hiking on public road for miles. Bald Mountain provides one of the best views of the Indian Peaks in the area. At 1.6 miles, there is a great view of Breckenridge Ski Area. In this post, Citizen Science Coordinator Matt Smith explains why the future looks bright for Bald … 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. Our fund raising campaign has come to a close. There are a few short spurs off of this road as well, including one that climbs Bald Mountain itself. Beautiful views at the top! 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 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. Forsythe Canyon to Waterfall and Gross Reservoir, Tungsten and Kinnickinnick Loop at Mud Lake, Switerzerland Trail and Sugarloaf Mountain OHV Loop. It can be followed all the way around to the south end of town where it rejoins Main Street at a "Y" type intersection. The elevation comes from one hill that is completely loose rock and loose dirt. Bald Mountain, Berggipfel, ist in Colorado und hat eine Höhe von 9452 Fuß. 24 likes. Joined May 5, 2015 Messages 1,459 Likes 236 Location People's Soviet Socialist Republic of California, Dec 26, 2018 #1. 2. Great short hike with really low traffic. 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 … Bald Mountain (Colorado) Climbing Notes. Most of the summit ridge will be on rubble and scree. Highlights . Bald is closer to the Indian Peaks as it sits west of Sugarloaf. Drive on south from that intersection to the next light where you will turn east onto Boreas Pass Road (FR10). The ranch also includes bottom land along a county road with a small lake. Also difficult when you climb trail that goes up mountain. Von Mapcarta, die freie Karte. The description provided here assumes doing Bald Mtn. Excellent short hike! The graded dirt road slowly winds its way to the top of the pass never exceeding appropriate railroad grade. Get ready to take a few breaks. A few of the more prominent ridges actually have names like, Zodiac Spires, Rockinghorse Ridge, Ripsaw Ridge and the Grand Traverse. Would be a lot less enjoyable I’m sure on a day when the road is full of 4WD and mountain bikes (though I may come back and mountain bike it). Dogs are also able to use this trail. 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. Got to the trail around 11am and only passed three people the whole time. 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. Click thumbnail to view full-size photo + caption. Bald Mountain has an easy, graded, gravel road access from either Como or Breckenridge by way of the old Boreas Pass Road. Actual trail is steep.Good views. Gorgeous views, and a nice wide path with a lot of trees. We had to keep checking the all trails map to make sure the road actually led to the trail. The hike is Class 2 and begins on tundra with some willows and finishes on a mix of tundra, embedded rocks  and rubble. Hier findet ihr unsere Vorschläge. Sharing 70% of trail with ATVs and bikes. 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. Alot of hiking on the Road. alone so mileage and elevation gain assume a roundtrip from Boreas Pass. Once you get off the road, the actual hike is quite steep and short. However, there are very nice views. Vintage Cemetery from the late 1800's for the mining families who settled as pioneers beginning in 1859. Down the way up track on the road heads SE up a gulch, then makes two wide left turns. 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