Mount Baldy

Total Miles
6.2

Elevation

3,606.54 ft

Duration

1 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

As you start the trail, you'll pass through Frosty Park where you'll find some great camping spots. The trail ends just below Mt. Baldy and south of Almagre Mountain. You'll have to hike the rest of the way, but you'll get astounding, panoramic views from the top of of these peaks. When you're ready to come down, you can return the way you came or drive west through Elk Park.

Photos of Mount Baldy

Mount Baldy
Mount Baldy
Mount Baldy

Difficulty

Easy. This road is used to service communication towers at the top of Mt. Baldy. It is usually maintained, but frequent rock slides along narrow ledge road 379A can make the road more difficult. If you run into a rock slide, you may have to back up a considerable distance to find a wide spot to turn around.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

Mathew Brittain
Jun 16, 2024
4x4
Open
not obstructed. Bring shovel for patches of ice
Jacob Bercel
May 08, 2024
4x4
Obstructed
Downed Tree
Downed birch tree (probably from high winds) About 6 inches in diameter, spanning entire width of trail, about 4-5 feet off the ground. Did not have clearing equipment, was forced to turn around.
Shawn S
May 04, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
The road with no snow is a 1-2 washboard in some places, tight corners see lots of small cars on the trail some ruts in a couple spots, bicycles were riding the trail
Luke B.
Apr 20, 2024
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet
Snow/Ice
Went a mile or so with a mix dirt, snow and snowy ruts. Turned around when we ran into 100% snow a bit before the hiking/mtb trail intersection.

Access Description

Take Nevada Avenue south from Colorado Springs and turn west on Lake Avenue towards the Broadmoor Hotel. Bear right before going into the hotel, then at the next roundabout, bear left and circle around the back of the hotel. When you reach Penrose Blvd., stay left and go south about a half mile. Turn right uphill on Old Stage Road through upscale residential area. Road soon changes to dirt as it winds steeply uphill. After 7 miles, it runs into Gold Camp Road. Continue another 5.6 miles to well-marked F.S. 379 on right.

Popular Trails