Watterhorn Peak is a 14,015-foot peak located in the San Juan Range of the Colorado Rockies. The Watterhorn Peak Trail is a popular hiking route that offers scenic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys, as well as challenging terrain.
The trail starts at the Watterhorn Peak Trailhead, near Silverton, Colorado, and takes you to the summit of Watterhorn Peak. The trail is approximately 6 miles round trip, with a total elevation gain of around 3,200 feet. The trail is well-marked and follows a scenic route through alpine forests and meadows, passing by several streams along the way.
The hike to the summit of Watterhorn Peak is challenging, with steep and rocky terrain, and requires some basic scrambling skills. From the summit, hikers are rewarded with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.
Hikers should be well-prepared for the hike, bringing plenty of food, water, and appropriate gear, especially in the summer months when thunderstorms are common.
Overall, the Watterhorn Peak Trail offers a scenic and challenging hike that is well worth the effort, with breathtaking views of the Colorado Rockies and a sense of accomplishment upon reaching the summit.
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This trail can be completed in approx 1 days. Caution is advised on trail times as this depends on multiple variables. For more info, click here