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Something else? Berthoud Pass is not only easy access to the CDT but it will allow families to visit what will soon become a world-class trailhead. It serves as Volunteer Hut Master overnight quarters. Want to get in front of travelers, where and when it’s relevant? Fortunately we had packed a lot of stuff to keep us warm, hats, neck warmers, mittens….. if we needed it, we also had long underwear tops and bottoms along with extra socks. The new name for this hut was derived from a very generous donor, the Broome Family. My hiking adventures in Colorado and how my love of hiking is helping me get healthy again, All photographs are property of the author of this blog and are not to be used in any form without written consent, Colorado Mines Peak( 12,493) & Mt. If your furry friends joins you for the hike, please do not allow them to harass wildlife. © Copyright 2010-2020 Dayhikes Near Denver LLC, We use cookies to give you the best experience on our website. Directions: Take I-70 west to exit 232, US 40 west. The hike starts at the parking lot at the top of Berthoud Pass.

great views Pets: Dogs are allowed on the trail but they must be leashed. The trail than climbs what other hikers referred to as a false summit, past this boulder bump just keep moving it is half a mile to the summit from here. Heat: No wood stove here!

It is very easy to operate and has clear instructions posted at the hut. On the first un-named peak north of Flora, In fact Flora is over my shoulder. The remaining 3/4 can be rented for a multitude of events: outdoor education, retreats, gatherings, individual use, reunions, recreation. Back-up heat and ambiance comes from efficient pellet stoves. Kitchen: Common area with room for food preparation,2 propane stoves (no oven), 2 sinks.

Directions: Berthoud Pass: Take US-40 about 14 miles west from Interstate 70 to the summit of Berthoud Pass. Vasquez Peak is six miles from Berthoud Pass. Your FREE account works with all Adventure Projects sites. Address: Mt.

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The Broome hut is located at the top of a steep climb at 11,350' just a mile and half west of Berthoud Pass.

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2 – Where Hoop Creek and another creek meet then drop into a very steep ravine. Once home to Berthoud Pass Ski Area from 1937-2001; Average snowfall for October is 28.0 inches. It took us 2:45 going up and 1:30 coming down. Water: Rain water fed cistern system or snow melt. It flowed under Highway 40 and down to clear creek. From here it was pretty straight forward, as we got closer to the saddle between Mines Peak( on the right) and Mt. After the directions I will post a few more pictures of our last altitude challenging hike. There are some great views looking South to Engelmann Peak and Red Mountain.

We started a little later than we wanted to at about 8AM but jumped right in, we cranked it up Colorado Mines Peak road in just 50 minutes. It's that simple! Contact:CDTC at 1-720-340-CDTC (2382) or the Arapaho Roosevelt National Forest’s Clear Creek Ranger District 303-567-3000. Kitchen Accessories: Cookware, French Press coffee maker, serving utensils, plates, cups etc. Here we had a really pleasant surprise, one of my coworkers was headed down with her husband, and Wendy is my hiking superhero so seeing her there was a great rush. Once above treeline, you have amazing views of the Winter Park area and the Continental Divide Trail in both directions.

For that matter I don’t know what happened to the Creek either.

Open 9:00 am until 1 hour before sunset.

They were there in the 1950s and 60s.

Eva is the peak a little left of center with the remains of a building on it. Our family drives Highway 40 over Berthoud pass about once a month, and this little side stop is a great place to stretch your legs and listen to the water gushing down the mountainside. Trail Length: Officially, if we had finished 10 miles. 423.47 m Down, 7.2 mi Eva, Highest Elevation: 13,132 Ft ( We had a total elevation gain of approximately 2800Ft). Trails Illustrated- #103, #104, USFS: Arapaho/Roosevelt National Forest. The owner and editor of Dayhikes Near Denver, Aaron writes every trail profile as a local guide who has hiked hundreds of miles of trails along the Front Range and deep in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

Because it’s so far from the town, it’s not likely that this is the namesake However, because of the steep terrain, it may contain a legitimate waterfall, or some amazing cascades. We felt awesome in the way we climbed and how quickly we moved, so much better than the first time we did this hike. Very tiring. 437' Down

Public, day use room and restroom. There is a large parking lot with bathrooms maintained by USFS. The Arapaho Forest Master Plan recognized the hut and the recreation use it serves. The other was the wind and then snow that final mile, but we prepared for it. Ending Elevation: 13,100FT (Total Elevation Gain 1800Ft) Flora* Repeater *(13,132), Mt. We Turned around about a mile short of Mt. Travel 19.4 hard-earned miles on the CDT through the Vazquez Peak Wilderness to the Herman Gulch Trailhead just west of the historic town of Georgetown.

Explore our more than 50 Colorado Waterfall Hikes, our favorite Waterfall Hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park, or 7 Waterfalls within One Hour of Denver. Dogs are absolutely NOT allowed anywhere inside the Broome Hut.
265.12 m Up — There is no defined path to Eva you just follow your eyes over to it, we kinda went up 2 un-named peaks and then followed a couple cairns down the ridge line, again. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. The Broome Hut on Berthoud Pass is open for reservations! In the future, there will be extensive interpretive components and facilities. We did the steep part of the trail but didn't continue on the ridge. We always like that. Maps: USGS 7.5 Quadrangles: Berthoud Pass, Byers Peak, Loveland Pass, Grays Peak. 7.7mi, Awesome hike. Herman Gulch: Take exit 218 on Interstate 70 and follow signs to the north side of the highway. — Tags: Berthoud Pass, continental divide national scenic trail, Continental Divide Trail, Hiking, To hike as much of Colorado as possible(still)

You will see Berthoud Pass Trailhead Parking lot there on your right and you are at the trailhead.

If you know the history of the area or have additional information about the Berthoud Falls Waterfall, I’d appreciate it if you left a comment in the trail reports below. From Berthoud, you can hike up 2 miles to an alpine lake before Mt. There is a large parking lot with bathrooms maintained by USFS. Flora( leftish- straight ahead) the wind really picked up and the snow was now regular. Accompanied by Jim Bridger, Berthoud discovered the pass in July 1861 while surveying a possible route for the railroad.

The Broome hut is located at the top of a steep climb at 11,350' just a mile and half west of Berthoud Pass. We felt great on this hike, the altitude was a factor but only in the beginning and then as we came to the top of Flora. Please pack out all of your trash and do not leave any food items. Drive Colorado was created in 2015 to meet the need for accurate up-to-date road, traffic and weather conditions throughout Colorado. Fortunately there was only 3-4 people there to witness this awesome move in hiking navigation. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Named for Edward L. Berthoud, the chief surveyor of the Colorado Central Railroad during the 1870s. • The top of this peak is not very exciting as it is full of buildings and antennas, but the views are beautiful. Flora trail we keep our aggressive pace and in no time we made it to the top. Accessibility: The Broome Hut is a single story, fully accessible structure. Discounts are available for school and youth groups.

That is 1178 ft of elevation gain in just 1.3 miles.
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