Long climb with many switchbacks to extremely high pass. Lower portion is mainly in the trees, but once above timberline views are outstanding. Great hiking trails and high fishing lakes. Accesses the 100-milelong Rainbow Multi-Use Trail System, which is very popular with ATVs and dirt bikes. Take short hike from Middle Taylor Creek Campground to photogenic waterfall. Visit rustic downtown Westcliffe west of Highway 69.
Trail is blocked by snow near the summit of the pass.
ermit Peak 08.04.2018 Hermit Peak is a 13'er, just to the west of Westcliffe. It's easily accessible via County Road...See More