Baldy Trail


The Baldy and Baldy Peak trails share a common trailhead. Drive (4WD) to Thistle Park and go left across Cutler Creek. The trail begins about 3/4 of a mile beyond the creek. Park along the road.


Round trip milage to the Baldy Peak branch is 5.2 miles with an altitude gain of about 1,790 feet. This trail has good views of both the Cimarrons and the Sneffels range, and it can be hiked in both early and late season. The forest is subalpine fir, spruce and aspen.

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