Summary: From the trailhead follow go past the gate and follow the hikes path. Initially you will head up the valley, then you will begin some switchbacks that will take you to treeline. As you gain elevation the view of the Three Apostles will become better and better. At treeline you will reach a large basin that can have some pretty soft snowfields in it. From this point the rest of the trail is visible. You will head East to the ridge and then follow the ridge south to the summit. This hike is very straightforward and the trail is easy to follow.
Trailhead: From the stoplight in Buena Vista head North on Highway 24 for 15 miles to county road 390 at the Clear Creek Reservoir. Turn West onto county road 390 and go to the town of Winfield. Near the center of Winfield you will need to turn south and cross the river. Follow this road until you reach the forest service gate at the end. This road can be pretty rough so if you don't have a high clearance vehicle you may have to walk a way to the trailhead. (Lat:38.96624 Lon:-106.45825)
Trail Guides for Huron Peak:
by Gerry Roach (Fulcrum Publishing)
Best Seasons: Summer,
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs, Horses,
Ranger Contact: San Isabel National Forest 719-553-1400 (main office)
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Joshua Friesema, who has posted 97 other hikes on this site. To visit this reporters web site, click here.
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Reviewed by Kim on 8/4/2010
Huron is a 9.2 mile hike for any driver of a low-clearance vehicle. Lower trailhead parking is 1.6 miles north of the trailhead signs. The hike is 8 hours with a half-hour for lunch break and photography. Look east to view the avalanche chutes on the west face of Missouri Mountain. Missouri, Oxford, and Belford, east of Huron, can all be hiked in one or two other days in combination with Huron. Visit Vicksburg mining museum settlement along the way.
Reviewed by JP on 1/19/2008
Great Hike. See my review and photos at http://pepinsolutions.com/huronpeak.htm
Reviewed by GB on 8/12/2007
Steep trail, lots of wild flowers, and the best view I have seen from the top of a 14er so far (I have done 13 now). Ice Mountain and the 3 Apostles seem close enough to touch.
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