Mount Antero

5/5 (37 reviews)
Buena Vista, Colorado (Chaffee County)
Last Updated: 08/31/2022
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Highlights

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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Trail Reviews

5/5 (37 reviews)
Marcus Trusty
Official Crew
29200
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 08/31/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Abandoned campsite clean up yesterday between Antero and White. Quiet day for traffic, which was good because we pulled a little trailer up and down the road to haul the trash.
Trail Review: Mount Antero - Marcus Trusty
Trail Review: Mount Antero - Marcus Trusty
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Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 08/17/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

Great trail, views are incredible, and with all the offshoots you can make a pretty big day out of this one, especially if you hike to the peak at the end of the trail. We drove up in low-lying clouds and visibility was poor, which made the shelf roads and switchbacks seem more treacherous than they really are because we couldn't see anything. But with the clouds lifted on the way down, it was not particularly challenging. Pay attention but the road is plenty wide (two-way traffic is pretty tight though). Very nice water-crossing. We hit the Baldwin Lake trail on the way back. Fantastic day, very much worth it.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/10/2022

Open to the last switchback. All it will take is some shovels and time to get that out of the way though, just didnt have it!!
Trail Review: Mount Antero - John Wilson
Trail Review: Mount Antero - John Wilson
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Marcus Trusty
Official Crew
29200
Status: Partially Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/10/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Open to about halfway up the lower switchbacks. Still deep snow in places.
Trail Review: Mount Antero - Marcus Trusty
Marcus Trusty
Official Crew
29200
Status: Partially Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/10/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Open for about 1.5 miles. Deep snow at an incut preventing further progress.
Trail Review: Mount Antero - Marcus Trusty
Trail Review: Mount Antero - Marcus Trusty

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