Byers Peak Trail

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Trail Distance: 4.3 miles
Time Estimate: 2 hr 50 min+
Elevation Gain: 2024 feet
Leash Rule: On & Off Leash
Difficulty: Hard
Parking: Free
Route Type: Out-and-back
Restroom: No
Description

If you want to hike up to a picturesque mountain peak with your pup, Byers Peak Trail is perfect for you! This 4.8-mile out-and-back trail takes you up to the top of Byers Peak, where you’ll get sweeping views of Fraser Valley. Dogs are welcome to use this trail both on and off-leash—just be sure to keep your pup under voice control when they’re off-leash.

The trail begins at the Byers Peak Trailhead, where parking is available. For the first 1.8-miles of the trail, you’ll walk along a dirt service road. After that, you’ll hike in the Fraser Experimental Forest, where you’ll get to trek through native spruce, fir, and pine trees. This portion of the trail is mostly level. As you’re walking through the forest, you may get to see some of the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests’ native wildlife, including moose, elks, mule deer, and marmots. You’ll also pass by fields filled with stunning wildflowers.

After you go through the forest, you’ll reach a ridge, which you’ll follow all the way to the top of the mountain. The last portion of the trail is very steep, and you’ll have to climb over some boulders on your way to the peak. The trail ends at Byers Peak, which has an elevation of 12,804 feet. At the summit, you’ll get stunning views of the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, and the mountains surrounding the forest. Spend as much time as you’d like here enjoying the view before you head back down to the start of the trail. 

Byers Peak Trail is a challenging, but beautiful trail that takes you up one of the loveliest mountains in Fraser Valley. Remember to bring doggy bags so you can clean up after your pup while you’re trekking.

Have a pawsitively amazing time hiking on this trail!

Trail Features
Forest, Mountains, Steep Inclines
Wildflowers, Scenic
Cautions & Considerations

Black bears live in the forest around the trail—keep your eyes peeled for them as you’re walking. Also, be aware that there’s no water available on the trail, so be sure to bring your own.

Address
Co Hwy 742 & Byer's Peak Trail
Fraser, CO 80442
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Address
Co Hwy 742 & Byer's Peak Trail
Fraser, CO 80442
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset