Trail to iconic Colorado summit opens as town looks forward
Trail to the Summit: A Long-Awaited Achievement
After four years, a trail to the summit of Fishers Peak, the iconic mountain around Trinidad, Colorado, has finally opened. The trail, which spans over 16 miles and more than 3,000 feet of elevation, offers a defined route up the landmark long seen at the center of Las Animas County’s logo. This achievement is the result of a collaboration between Colorado Parks and Wildlife and multiple conservation groups, marking a significant milestone for the community.
The Journey Up and Over
For those embarking on the trail, it’s important to note that it’s not for everyone. The steep, rocky approach up and over Fishers’ cliffs to its grassy, rolling top requires proper preparation and endurance. While the climb follows “pretty peaceful, doable slopes,” it still demands a full day and all the essentials associated with long outings in the wild. The trail presents a challenge but also an opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts to experience the natural beauty of the area.
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