Raspberry Mountain is really all about the Summit and the 360-degree views of Colorado’s incredible mountain peaks & valleys.

The fun of scrambling and finding your spot among the boulders to take in the view is the best part!



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The trail begins by crossing a bridge and then hiking up a couple of switchbacks around large rocks until becoming a more gentle up and down.

Deeper into the trees it’s incredibly shady in a tall dark spruce forest. It’s the middle of April and snow still lingers in spots.

We attached our YakTraks to our boots for the entire hike and did need them in some precarious icy spots.

After hiking what is. normally a wide path, shorten by snow cover we crossed a pretty meadow and ventured back into the forest.

Coming eventually to an intersection. There is no signage. This is where you leave the Ring the Peak Trail. Two wood posts mark the entrance to Raspberry Mountain Trail. (turn left) It’s uphill from here!


Occasional views start appearing and the anticipation to go higher is keeping us going. The rock formations become prominent on all sides of us. It’s getting fun.

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Finding several areas where we could scramble up into the rocks was everywhere. We choose to keep going higher as it appeared the top was still ahead.

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The higher we went, the icer it became between the rocks. Scrambling through them became challenging and we settled on gazing at the views finally on our last attempt. We were almost at the top.

Nonetheless, it was sensational. The views on this clear day were exceptional.

To our delight, this entire hike was beyond any expectations! Spellbinding views in every direction at the summit.  Pikes Peak, Sentinel Point, The Crags, and Catamount Reservoirs. Turn around and you can see as far as the Collegiate Peaks. 

My favorite Wildflower Book

Snowshoe or Hiking, these trekking poles have served me well!

I have never had to use my Bear Spray. Gives me peace of mind.

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6 miles out & back

via Ring the Peak Trail

Rated: moderate

Nearest town: Divide, CO

Dog & Family-Friendly

Popular for Mtn Biking, Hiking

Lots of shade for summer hikes

Pike National Forest

Open year-round

Road closed in winter, hike in 1/2 mile to the trailhead


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