Colorado 14ers: Mount Sherman

The perfect prelude to the rest of Colorado's 14ers is this gentle 8.4-mile climb up talus slopes, past old mines to a broad summit in the Mosquito Range.
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The perfect prelude to the rest of Colorado's 14ers is this gentle 8.4-mile climb up talus slopes, past old mines to a broad summit in the Mosquito Range.

-Mapped by Timm Paxson

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 6.8

Waypoints

SHE001

Location: 39.1951713562012, -106.13703918457

Follow 4WD road to the NW from the Fourmile Creek trailhead

SHE002

Location: 39.1972961425781, -106.139877319336

Bear L @ 3-way; follow road as it curves to the W

SHE003

Location: 39.1990699768066, -106.15104675293

Keep straight @ T; continue gentle NW ascent

SHE004

Location: 39.2072601318359, -106.16480255127

Continue heading NW; Mt. Sheridan's rounded summit dominates the W skyline

SHE005

Location: 39.2082099914551, -106.170196533203

Pass the Dauntless Mine. In 100 yds., turn R @ 3-way; head NW beneath Mt. Sheridan's E slopes

SHE006

Location: 39.2099075317383, -106.173095703125

Bear R @ Y, heading NE

SHE007

Location: 39.2115783691406, -106.172012329102

Bear R @ Y

SHE008

Location: 39.2143783569336, -106.175498962402

Begin switchback ascent of saddle connecting Mt. Sheridan and Mt. Sherman; pass remnants of the Hilltop Mine; cairns lead the way

SHE009

Location: 39.2158699035644, -106.177696228027

Turn R on saddle; head N to ascend Sherman's SW ridge. Optional mileage: Turn L on saddle, and head S for .7 mi. to summit Mt. Sheridan

SHE010

Location: 39.2203788757324, -106.175300598145

Follow ridge to the NE toward Sherman's gently rounded summit

SHE011

Location: 39.2251205444336, -106.170097351074

Mt. Sherman (14,036 ft.): Relax on Sherman's flat summit; look N for views of the Mosquito Range; look SW to find Mt. Sheridan's gentle summit; retrace route