The Huron Peak Trail from the Huron Peak Trailhead is a popular hiking trail that leads to the summit of Huron Peak, which is one of the 53 fourteeners in Colorado. The trailhead is located on the Halfmoon Creek road, which is accessible by passenger car. The trail is approximately 6.5 miles out and back, with an elevation gain of 3,400 feet. The trail is considered to be strenuous, with steep inclines and rocky terrain.
The trail starts by following the North Fork of the Halfmoon Creek for a short distance, before climbing a series of switchbacks up a steep mountainside. As the trail gains elevation, it levels out and passes through a series of meadows before reaching the tree line. From the tree line, the trail becomes steeper and rockier, with some hand-over-foot climbing required to reach the summit. The summit offers panoramic views of the surrounding peaks, including Mount Massive, La Plata Peak, and Quandary Peak.
The trail can be accessed from June through October, depending on snow levels. It's recommended to be well prepared with enough food and water, good hiking boots, and proper clothing and gear. Also, it's important to check the weather forecast before heading out and bring appropriate gear for any weather condition. Also, it's important to be aware of the altitude sickness and be familiar with the symptoms before attempting to hike the trail.
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This trail can be completed in a day but based on our data it can take approx 2 days to complete. Caution is advised on trail times as this depends on multiple variables. For more info, click here