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Looking for an easy hike??

Postby live4christ » Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:50 pm

Looking for an easy hike? Almagre Mountain is an easy peak to climb, but you need a four wheel drive to get there. It is very narrow also, and it takes longer to get there than you might think. But there are beautiful views of Pikes Peak, to the north, and a bunch of resevoirs. You can even see cripple creek.
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Re: Looking for an easy hike??

Postby dcbates80911 » Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:54 pm

Not sure if you are posting a question or responding to one. :?: :?: :?: Your comments seem like a response more than anything. Anyway, Almagre "Can" be an easy hike, but remember, each mountain has multiple approaches. I am working on a Trip Report from a hike up this last weekend where it wasn't easy and one didn't need a 4x4. All one needed was access to North Cheyenne Canyon and some stamina along with a sense of adventure.
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Re: Looking for an easy hike??

Postby Jim Davies » Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:04 pm

I once did Almagre from the Bear Creek TH on High Drive. It was a very long day for sure, but quite an interesting hike.

There's a nice solid climber's trail that leads from Elk Park (on the west side) to the saddle by the summit reservoir. Unfortunately it crosses closed Springs Utilities property, but the resourceful climber doesn't let that stand in the way. :wink:
Was that the path you took, live4christ? The truly easy path would be to drive the 4WD road all the way to the reservoir, which leaves a pretty simple road walk to the summit.
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