Colorado Hiking, Nature November 24, 2016
The One Winter Hike That Will Show You Colorado Like Never Before
Feeling a little sluggish after eating all of that delicious Thanksgiving food? Me too… but don’t let the bloat and tryptophan
get you down; get outside and take this one stunning Colorado hike that will show you the state like you have never seen before:
Located just outside of Leadville, Mount Sherman is a 14,043-foot-tall fourteener that was named for Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman.
While climbing a fourteener may seem daunting (if not unobtainable), Mount Sherman is said to be one of the easiest to climb in Colorado.
Aside from the fact that it is somewhat easy to maneuver, Mount Sherman is unique for a number of another reasons, including the fact that it can be climbed during the winter without having to cross avalanche slopes...
...it is located on a drainage divide separating San Isabel National Forest and Lake County from Pike National Forest and Park County...
...it houses meadows of colorful wildflowers and native wildlife...
...and is the only 14er in the world to have an aircraft successfully land on it.
In addition, Mount Sherman is also home to historic mines -- including that of the Sherman Mine, which produced a whopping 10 million ounces of silver between 1968 and 1982.
For more information about hiking the 14er -- and how to access it -- please refer to AllTrail's Mount Sherman
For even more of our favorite trails, check out
15 Must Hike Trails in Colorado!
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