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    Mount Sniktau to Grizzly Peak Hike

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    11.6 km
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    990 m
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    The Mount Sniktau to Grizzly Peak Trail will guide you along a trail to summit not one, but three Front Range peaks. This hike, though challenging, is incredibly rewarding. Enjoy three different perspectives of the encompassing Colorado mountainous landscape from each snow-dusted summit.

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    Route Description for Mount Sniktau to Grizzly Peak Hike

    Are you seeking an unforgettable adventure through the Front Range? If so, then look no further, the Mount Sniktau to Grizzly Peak Hike is an epic journey that summits three mountains. Reserved for experienced hikers and intrepid beginners, this excursion demands exertion as you scramble up three rocky summits. If you journey the Mount Sniktau to Grizzly Peak Trail in the autumn or winter, we highly recommend microspikes and trekking poles to help you navigate the icy, snow-capped terrain. Note you will be ascending exposed ridges at high elevations, so ensure to check the forecast to mitigate the chances of getting caught in inclement weather.

    Embark on your adventure along the Mount Sniktau to Grizzly Peak Hike from the Mount Sniktau Trailhead. From here, trek east up the Mount Sniktau Trail. Ascend the steep terrain to the mountain saddle intersection, keep left here, and hike over the ridge up to the summit of Mount Sniktau. Enjoy the expansive mountain vistas from atop the peak. When you are ready, descend the summit and trek along the ridge back to the intersection. From here, keep straight and you will be diverted onto the Grizzly Peak Trail. Hike along the saddle to the summit of Cupid Peak. Cupid Peak is the smallest summit of them all. Nevertheless, enjoy the scenery before descending the south side of the mountain.

    Descend the summit and hike along the rock, exposed ridge along the saddle. Soon you will have to ascend the steep, rocky terrain up to the summit of Grizzly Peak. From atop Grizzly Peak, revel in the breathtaking views. Notice Chihuahua Lake below and Grays and Torreys Peak in the southeast. Take a break, rest, and refuel before beginning your trek back to the trailhead. To get back to the parking lot and trailhead, simply retrace your steps along the ridges and back down the Mount Sniktau Trail.

    Getting to the Mount Sniktau to Grizzly Peak Hike Trailhead

    The Mount Sniktau to Grizzly Peak Hike departs from the Mount Sniktau Trailhead off highway CO-6.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground

      Dispersed Backcountry Camping, restrictions apply.

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    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly


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    • Route Type

      Out and back

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