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Mount Sherman, CO

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Rated  Favorite Wish List CO > South Central
4 of 5 by 4
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Difficulty 4 of 5
Distance Round Trip 5.1 miles
Trailhead Elevation 11,895 feet
Elevation Gain 2,065 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 15.43
Interest Peak
Dogs not allowed
Photos Viewed All Mine Following
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50  2018-09-06
Mount Sherman & Mount Sheridan
8  2014-07-05 rvcarter
9  2012-08-04 BobP
21  2012-06-14 tandmhaines
8  2012-06-14 tandmhaines
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author avatar Guides 16,882
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Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
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Preferred   Jul, Aug, Jun, Sep
Sun  5:48am - 6:10pm
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Overview: Hike up to the peak of Mount Sherman.

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This is a moderately difficult hike.

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    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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    Mount Sherman
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    I came from the Leadville side witch is a little shorter but it makes it a little steeper. it is a nice easy hike so it was very crowded and very little parking so you need to get there early. I started hiking around 7:30 with the summit still covered in clouds from the storm the night be for . It stayed hidden in the clouds till I was about a 1/4 mile from the summit. I made it to the summit at 9:45 and it was a zoo so I took a couple pictures and took off back to the truck . Right be for you get to the trail head the trail drops 100 feet below the parking lot, well when I was coming down the small slope I was jogging passed a group of people who had a dog to make thing easy I went off trail to avoid them well I guess their dog didn't like it so he ran up and bite me on my knee. It wasn't a bad bite it only left 1 small hole in my right knee. After I yelled at them for not having their dog on a leash and finding out if it had it's shots I headed across the field and back up the hill to the parking lot to clean out the bite.
    Mount Sherman
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    we weren't sure about the weather so we got an early start at about 5am. cold, but clear. wandered up through the mining areas in the dark, could hear water running down the canyon. pretty cool.

    started climbing in earnest as the sun rose to awesome views of Sherman and Sheridan. hit the ridge and it really opened!!

    on the ridge up to sherman the wind was raging and it froze my nose. actually not too bad on the summit. the views were just great and i was way stoked to hit my first colorado 14er with hoppy bob :)
    Mount Sherman
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    I have heard many negative things about this peak, such as, it's bland, It's just a lump, uninteresting and so on. I decided I wanted to find out for myself just how boring of a hike this was. After doing Bierstadt on a busy weekend I was a bit concerned about the crowds as well.

    The drive up Four Mile Creek was really pretty and Horseshoe Mountain was just fantastic looking. I pulled off the side of the road shy of the parking area due to how bad the road looked rutted out and started hiking there. All the way up to 13,000 feet, I was amazed by all the mining ruins there. This place is rich with history. The surrounding area did not disappoint either. The Valley was really pretty.

    Once on the ridge line the view of the Sawatch Range was breathtaking. After staring is awe for quite some time I got my composure back and headed up the ridge. The ridge narrowed down and made the ascent interesting and fun, although not exposed or dangerous. The last fourth mile gains only about 30 feet and seems to drag on forever.

    I then headed back to the saddle and headed up Sheridan. I was starving by the time I reached its summit and wolfed down what I could since the thunderstorms were coming. I raced down the boulders as fast as I could hearing thunder behind me the whole way. Pretty scary! Once I got back to the saddle, the storm was gone and the sun was shining again.

    The hike itself is a bit busy, but tolerable. The scenery was outstanding and the hike was fun. All the mining ruins added a sense of intrigue and fascination. I really don't know what all the naysayers have against Sherman. It's a fantastic peak!
    10th 14er.

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