Mt. Antero, Browns Lake

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Location Buena Vista, CO
Rating Difficult,
Length 14.1mi
Time 6hrs

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Overview

Narrow switchbacks climb to thin air just below 14,000-ft. summit.

Incredibly high drive to near top of 14,000-ft. peak. Quiet camping at remote Browns Lake. Network of other roads to explore. Popular hiking area. Forest Service campgounds and private resorts along C.R. 162.

Rating

Difficult
Trail Ratings Defined

Extremely narrow shelf road with tight switchbacks. Small SUVs with low-range gearing and high clearance can drive all but last half mile to near top of Mt. Antero. Oversize vehicles will have a hard time at switchbacks. Experienced drivers only. Avoid being at the top or stay in your vehicle if you see lightning in the area.

Stats

Length

14.1mi

Mt. Antero 7.1mi Browns Lake 7mi

Time

6hrs

Mt. Antero 4hrs Browns Lake 2hrs

High Point

13,750ft

Best Time To Go

July-Sept

Current Conditions

(719) 539-3591San Isabel N.F., Salida R.D.

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Trail Updates

2/14/2019
Submitted by FunTreks
We rode this trail in the summer of 2019 in a UTV. It has gotten rougher and we increased the rating to difficult. The route is pretty much the same until you get to the very top, where we found several new roads winding around the peak. This trail is combined with Baldwin Lakes in the ATV Guide to Colorado Central Mountains. See that trail for updates. For the most up-to-date information on this trail, see our new 4th Edition Guide to Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel-Drive Trails, set to be released April 2019.

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