A long day hike to the summit of a 14,421-foot peak. This hike combines a leg of the Colorado Trail with a well-beaten spur path. It ends at the summit of Mount Massive, at 14,421 feet the second tallest summit in the Rocky Mountains. The final pitch to the summit is fairly primitive, but novice hikers with good balance should be able to reach the top with little difficulty. All but the most hard-core peak baggers should plan the hike as a two-day trip, with a base camp along the Main Range Trail and an early morning summit attempt to escape the chance of afternoon lightning. For the adventurous, alternate off-trail routes to the summit begin from Windsor Lake to the north and North Halfmoon Lakes to the west.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||4,505 ft|
|Skill Level||Moderately strenuous|
|Season||Early July to mid-September|
|Trailhead Elevation||10,100 ft|
|Top Elevation||14,421 ft|
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