Nestled up to the western border of Rocky Mountain National Park, the Never Summer Mountains got their name from the Arapaho Indian word Ni-chebe-chii or “No Never Summer.” Although the range does seem to be gripped by winter for much of the year, it is probably no more so than other comparable mountain ranges in northern Colorado. Nevertheless, the name does have a certain mystique, as do the mountains themselves. A nice day hike—or perhaps an overnight excursion—into the Never Summers follows the Baker Gulch Trail for 6 miles to the drainage’s headwaters at 11,253-foot Baker Pass. Because the pass lies at the heart of the range, and because the Never Summers are not well known, the chances of finding solitude along this hike are great.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||0 ft|
|Season||July to September|
|Trailhead Elevation||8,940 ft|
|Top Elevation||11,253 ft|
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