Santa Fe Peak

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4.8/5 (32 reviews)
Montezuma, Colorado (Summit County)
Last Updated: 10/29/2023
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The 4WD road to the summit of Santa Fe Peak offers truly epic vistas and truly butt-clenching thrills. At the summit, just over 13,000 feet, the trail traverses the highest and scariest shelf road this writer has ever experienced. Peering over the edge to the valley 2000 feet below (yes, really) is not for the faint of heart. Then, you have to turn around and do it again to get back down!

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4.8/5 (32)
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51650
Impassable
Visited: 10/29/2023

16" of snow reported in Breckenridge this weekend. The surrounding trails will all be impassible. Most likely a season ender for the area.
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7600
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 08/21/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Ran this trail to the scenic overlook on a Monday. Didn't go any further because we wanted to run Deer Creek, Saints John and Stevens Gulch in the same day. The views are spectacular from the scenic overlook. Well worth the drive. We saw one mountain goat on top. Great views of the Town of Montezuma as you come down.
Trail Review: Santa Fe Peak - Roger P.
Trail Review: Santa Fe Peak - Roger P.
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 08/05/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

This is one of my favorite trails in the Rockies. It just goes up and up and up, and just when you think it can't go up anymore, it goes up some more. We went on a Saturday and saw only two other vehicles the whole time, so we basically had this mountain all to ourselves. We took one vehicle past the peak and down to the Silver Wave Mine, which was probably the most challenging part of the whole drive, but what a great little road.
Trail Review: Santa Fe Peak - Joshua Scurran
Trail Review: Santa Fe Peak - Joshua Scurran
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/23/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

This trail is absolutely gorgeous. Not as popular as some of the surrounding trails like Webster, but you still get up and can really enjoy some amazing views. It was really nice to get out of the heat. Got to see some hikers on the Continental Divide Trail which was pretty cool.
Trail Review: Santa Fe Peak - Brian Baldwin
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/13/2023

Thanks for the report, Iceman.

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