Hiking – Green Mountain


Hiking – Green Mountain

Green Mountain - The Hard Way

  • Tue, Jul 23, 2024
  • Bobcats Section
  • Hiking
  • Adults
  • Challenging
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,450 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 10,417 ft
  • Pace: 1.0-1.5 MPH

Carpool Place & Time: Meet at Twin Forks & US285 PnR at 7:00AM for an 7:15AM departure (Us 285 & Twin Forks PNR - Google Maps)

We'll carpool to a parking area along CR 126, ~1 mile south of Kelsey Campground (39°17'40.6"N 105°16'33.9"W - Google Maps)

Summiting Green Mountain in Pike National Forest, via an off-trail hike, is a challenging and rewarding adventure for experienced hikers. We'll navigate through dense forest and rugged terrain. Carefully picking your way through thick underbrush and over rocky outcrops. As we ascend, our trail becomes increasingly demanding, requiring sharp route-finding skills and physical endurance. The off-trail approach offers solitude and a deeper connection with the wilderness, leading you through pristine areas rarely touched by human presence. Upon reaching the summit, the panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and forests are an exhilarating reward for the arduous climb, providing a profound sense of accomplishment and a unique perspective of Pike National Forest. We'll find a comfortable spot at the summit for lunch/snack. We'll return using the same route. Our pace will be comfortable for all participants. Overall ~3.5 miles and ~2500 ft elevation gain. (Green Mountain - Pike NF - CalTopo)

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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Ten essentials are required. Trekking poles are highly recommended for this off-trail hike.

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