Mt. Antero

West Slope/Mining Road

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16 Miles

Highest Elevation


Lowest Elevation



5,200 ft.


Class 2


While far from being a scenic trail, this route is plenty runnable as it follows a mining road 95% of the way.

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Trail Directions

Start from the small parking area on Chalk Creek Road, just after the turn for the town of Alpine. 2WD can make it down this dirt road easily. There is no parking in Alpine and roads are private. A sign marks the start on the Antero mining road, on the left.

The Antero mining road stays steep, rocky, and impassible by most 4×4 vehicles. The mining road will cross a stream in the first couple hundred yards and your feet will likely get wet. Near mile 2.7 you’ll reach a fork. Right goes to Baldwin Lake. Left crosses a wide stream which may be a couple of feet deep at times, and the road continues from there. Go left, crossing the stream. Near mile 4.25 the road begins to switchback. Keep the mountain beautiful by staying on the road and not cutting switchbacks.

Near mile 5.8, 13,000ft, the mining road splits at a post/sign. Stay left again, and then left once more quickly thereafter. The summit is straight down this mining road. The final few hundred feet will be the only single track of the day. Return back the way you came.
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