Hoosier Ridge
From Hoosier Pass
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Difficulty:
 Class 2 
Trailhead:Hoosier Pass
Start:11,550 feet
Summit:13,352 feet
Total Gain:3,000 feet
RT Length:9.00 miles
Author:BillMiddlebrook
Updated:8/2015
Weather:NOAA Forecast
Conditions:36 reports
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Trailhead

From Breckenridge, Drive south on Colorado 9 to Hoosier Pass. Park at the signed, Hoosier Pass parking area before Colorado 9 starts down towards Alma. This is the trailhead.

Route

Taken from different locations, 1 and 2 show the length and ups-and-downs of this ridge hike. From the Hoosier Pass parking area, walk east across Highway 9 ( 3) to the start of the 848W road ( 4) which is used to maintain some radio towers to the east. Continue along the road for over 1/2 mile where the terrain opens up - 5. As you continue higher, you'll see some radio towers up to the left. When the road turns towards the towers, leave it, stay left of some willows and continue east up a broad slope. Now above trees, hike east to the ridge crest, shy of 12,800' - 6.

Once on the ridge, it becomes obvious that the remainder of this hike has more than a few ups-and-downs - 7. Stay on the ridge crest begin walking over the ridge bumps - 8. You cannot see the true summit but 9 shows most of the features along the ridge. After a few bumps, turn left (north) to reach the prominent Point 13,201' - 10.

Once on Point 13,201', the remaining hike to the summit becomes more clear - 11. Drop over a rocky area and continue along the ridge - 12. Gain the next point and you'll finally get a clear view of the true summit, less than 1/2 mile away - 13. Cross the saddle and walk up to the summit - 14, 15 and 16.

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