Mt. Flora

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Trail Stats & Info

RT length 6.6 miles
Elevation gain 1,790 feet
Difficulty moderate
Lowest elevation 11,350 feet
Highest elevation 13,140 feet
Trail type out & back
Trails Illustrated Map™ # 103
Restrooms @ TH? yes

Directions

From I-70, take exit 232 or US 40. Follow US 40 through Empire all the way to the top of Berthoud Pass. At the top of Berthoud Pass, turn right into the parking lot. Trailhead is to the right of the warming hut/restrooms, by the Berthoud Pass and Continental Divide Trail sign. The first part of the trail is along Mines Peak Rd. After the fourth switchback, a trail sign marks the start of the Mt. Flora trail and becomes a single track trail.



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Description

This trail has great wide open views as it is mostly above treeline, but not too much variety in landscape. Only at the start of the trail are there trees, but once you get onto the single track section, the trees are sparse. Vegetation is not the most interesting, just your typical alpine tundra. However, there are great views of the Continental Divide. It can get pretty windy towards the summit. The trail is maintained very well, only a few sections that were rocky. At the summit, you have a nice view of Ethel Lake just below the summit, and if you’re up for it you can continue on the trail for another ½ mile and reach Breckenridge Peak. In parking lot, there is a warming hut that has really nice and clean vaulted restrooms and a section to warm up if you get chilly.

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About Mar

My name is Mar (short for Maria), and I'm an avid hiker, backpacker, snowshoer, and snowboarder. There's no place I'd rather be than on a mountain! Originally from San Diego, I packed up my few belongings, and moved out to colorful Colorado so I could be immersed in the awesome Rocky Mountains! And I haven't looked back since! Any free time I have, you can find me hiking up a 14er or snowboarding in fresh powder.