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Mt. Princeton

Short drive to exceptional views. May see crowds because of its easy access.

Total Miles

5

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Elevation
12,300'
Duration
2 to 3 Hours
Technical Rating
4 / 10
Best Time
Summer - Fall

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Trail Overview
Mt. Princeton
Short drive with easy access to outstanding views. There are a few small campsites along the route. Unlicensed vehicles are only allowed on FS 322 after the forest boundary line. Note: The parking area at the start is on private property and may not be used for public parking or unloading. Those with trailers will have to park along the narrow road at the bottom. Road closed December 1 to April 15.
Getting There
From Johnson Village, head south on Hwy. 285 about 6 miles. Just past Nathrop, turn right on C.R. 162 and go 4.4 miles west to Mt. Princeton Hot Springs. Turn right uphill on C.R. 321. Stay on this paved road 1.2 miles and bear left on C.R. 322. Continue south, then west about a mile to entrance on right at Frontier Ranch.
Contact for Current Conditions
San Isabel N.F.
Salida R.D.
(719) 539-3591