Hoosier Pass West
Located midway between Breckenridge and Fairplay, Hoosier Pass straddles the Continental Divide at 11,542 feet above sea level. Around the time of the Civil War, prospectors from Indiana filed many claims in the vicinity of the pass—the west side in particular. This hike travels to one of these mines. For wildflower aficionados, a number of uncommon species (early alpines in particular) may be found in the pass area. The latter half of June is the time for alpine forget-me-nots and alpine or fairy primrose. Hikers can expect to find about 75 species of flora on the mile-and-a-half-long route around the third week of July. Wildflower Alert: In the latter half of July, narcissus anemone and six dozen other wildflower species grace this scenic hike.
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Directions to: Hoosier Pass Westprint directions
Trail Statistics & Information
|Season||Bloom is July to August|
|Top Elevation||11,720 ft|
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