Mount Sopris from Thomas Lakes Trail
  • Duration 1 Day
  • Hiking

Hike or ski one of the most dramatic mountains in Colorado

Iconic Mount Sopris dominates the skyline, guarding the entrance to the lower Roaring Fork Valley and serving as an unofficial symbol of the area. It is prominently visible from just about anywhere in the Roaring Fork Valley. In terms of local relief, it is one of the largest peaks in the state of Colorado with a 6400’ rise from the Crystal River valley to the West summit of 12,965’. If you look at Mt. Sopris long enough you are going to want to hike or ski this majestic looking mountain. In the Summer and Fall this mountain can be summited in one long single day or broken up with an overnight camp at scenic Thomas Lakes. The hike is just under 13 miles round trip. In the months of April and May, Mt. Sopris is one of the most rewarding and sought after Spring ski objectives in the region.

Trip Details


1 Day


Some hiking experience necessary

Maximum Guide Ratio



  • AMGA and AE trained/certified guide 
  • Trekking poles and backpack

Not Included

  • Lunch/snack food & water
  • Guide gratuity

Trip Itinerary

Your guide will contact you the day before at the phone number you give us to discuss an appropriate plan for you and to confirm a meeting place and start time. You will go over necessary gear to pack and meal planning.

Maroon Bells in Fall

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