Black Mountain Lookout

Total Miles
3.3

Elevation

2,429.17 ft

Duration

1 Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Climb 1,700 feet of steep grades and switchbacks with loose rock, a few ledges, and boulders to the top of Black Mountain. At the summit is a historic fire lookout tower with a 360-degree view of the Laramie Peak unit of Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest. The beginning of this trail is an easement through private property, so be sure to stay on the trail and respect private property to keep this trail open.

Photos of Black Mountain Lookout

Black Mountain Lookout
Black Mountain Lookout
Black Mountain Lookout

Difficulty

This climb gets steeper and rougher the closer you get to the top with a few tight switchbacks and plenty of sharp loose rocks. Good brakes and good tires are a must for this trail.

Technical Rating

4

Status Reports

Justin Norton
Jun 20, 2023
ATV
Open
Normal
Justin Bailey
May 27, 2023
SxS
Open
Muddy/Wet
Rough/Deteriorated

Access Description

From I-25 take Fish Creek Road then Harris Park Road to the beginning of this trail which passes through Laramie Peak Scout Camp.

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