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Sand Mountain

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Location Steamboat Springs, CO
Rating Moderate,
Length 12.8mi
Time 3 to 4hrs

Vehicle Types

Overview

This fun loop offers a scenic hike to the top of 10,863-ft. Sand Mountain.

This trail starts with a gentle climb through a less-traveled area. Scenic views as you continue towards Sand Mountain. The loop includes a moderate optional hike to the top of Sand Mountain (10,863 ft) with outstanding 360° views of the area. We recommend the hike if you have time. Several good camp spots along the way or make reservations to stay at Steamboat Lake State Park (fee area). Trail open seasonally July 1 to Dec. 1.

Rating

Moderate
Trail Ratings Defined

Moderate. Mostly easy with one steep, rocky spot between Wpts. 04 & 02. This spot is more difficult going uphill, especially for long vehicles. An aggressive, high-clearance SUV with a skilled driver can manage this trail in the direction described here.

Stats

Length

12.8mi

Time

3 to 4hrs

High Point

9,967 ft

Best Time To Go

May-July

Current Conditions

(970) 870-2299Routt National Forest, Hahns Peak Bears Ears Ranger District

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