Mount Antero

4.8/5 (50 reviews)
It's not every day that a trail can take you within 500' of a 14er summit, but the Mount Antero Trail does just that! Starting low in the valley, the trail climbs through Conifer forests and Aspen groves before continuing above treeline up nine spectacular switchbacks that will leave you wondering h...Read More
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Highlights of Mount Antero

Altitude Category IconAltitude
Forest Category IconForest
Iconic Category IconIconic
Mine Category IconMine
Rock Category IconRock
Highest Elevation
13728 ft
Shape of Trail
Out & Back
Typically Open
06/01 - 10/31
Best Direction
N/A
Official Trail Name
277, 278, 278.A
Nearest Town
Buena Vista
Nearest Services
Buena Vista
Management Agency
San Isabel National Forest
District
Salida Ranger District

Overview

It's not every day that a trail can take you within 500' of a 14er summit, but the Mount Antero Trail does just that! Starting low in the valley, the trail climbs through Conifer forests and Aspen groves before continuing above treeline up nine spectacular switchbacks that will leave you wondering how anyone could have built a road up the side of the mountain. Once up the lower switchbacks, the views of Cronin Peak (13,802') and the Baldwin Valley below are panoramic. The upper switchbacks take you near the summit of Mount Antero to an elevation of 13,800'. The views of the Arkansas River Valley here are amazing, and the Mount Antero Summit is only 500' away should you choose to bag a 14er. The Mount Antero Trail is the main trail in the area with several other connecting trails allowing for a multi-day adventure. You can explore the Baldwin Lake Trail, Mount White Trail, Browns Lake Trail or the Boulder Mountain Trail, which are all part of the Mount Antero Trail System.

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26 Trail Photos
4 Trail Concerns
50 Community Reviews
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