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Chalk Mountain, CO

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Difficulty 3 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance Round Trip 5.6 miles
Trailhead Elevation 10,600 feet
Elevation Gain 1,414 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,425 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 3 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 12.73
Interest Historic, Perennial Creek & Peak
Backpack No
Photos Viewed All Mine Following
23  2012-05-22 MtnGeek
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Sun  6:50am - 4:49pm
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Easy dull mountain with impressive views
by MtnGeek

Overview/Red Tape
The standard route for Chalk Mountain has changed. It was once from Fremont pass, which gave Chalk Mountain a short but steep climb up about 700 feet. This has all changed since the re-opening of the Climax Molybdenum mine. Climax owns the land on both sides of Fremont Pass. The most you can do anymore is stop and take photos. Heading west toward Chalk Mountain, not too far from the parking area, are signs that read, "No Trespassing." Sadly, this route can no longer be accessed.

The good news is that the summit can still be obtained. Further down the highway, heading toward Leadville there is a forest service road that leads to the summit. Instead of 700 feet of elevation gain, it has now doubled to 1,400 feet. The road is easy to follow and is fairly easy, which leads to the summit. This route makes for an excellent snowshoe trip as there is no avalanche danger.


Chalk Mountain may not be the most fantastic looking mountain in the area, more of a dull lump, but the hike is really pretty and the view on top is amazing. It's one of the lowest peaks in the area, so all the peaks around Chalk Mountain tower above. The peak gives a commanding view of the Climax Mine. You can see the whole operation from the summit. The rest of the Ten Mile Range is fantastic to gaze upon. In the West, Mount of the Holy Cross and Holy Cross Ridge can also be seen. 14er Mount Democrat is a fantastic perfectly shaped triangular peak from this advantage. Colorado's high Point, Mount Elbert can also be seen from the summit.

There is no camping allowed in this area.

MtnGeek
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    To hike
    From Denver take I-70 to Copper Mountain and take SR 91 south towards Leadville. When you get to Fremont pass you might want to get out and take some photos. Chalk mountain looms over head. Continue south till you reach your first pullout. This is Forest Road 91A, AKA Trail Road. If you are coming in the winter to ski or snowshoe, you will see a line of snowmobiles. A snowmobile company keeps their snowmobiles here in the winter, and uses the forest roads in this area for their recreation.
    page created by HAZ_Hikebot on Oct 05 2013 2:34 pm
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