Missouri Pass - Fancy Pass Loop
Missouri Pass is one of those 'Best of Colorado' hikes. In a little over 9 miles it takes you over 2 mountain passes, around half a dozen Alpine Lakes, and through high alpine meadows full of wildflowers. Those passes come at the price of 2,800 ft of elevation gain and certainly earn you those post hike Colorado beers.
Hike Quick Facts:
The best way to do this hike is to start at the Fancy Pass Trailhead and go counter clockwise returning on the Missouri Pass Trail.
- Trailhead Elevation: 9990 Ft.
- Elevation Gain: 2600 Ft.
- Total Distance: 9.25 miles
- GPS Route
Above: Pano from Fancy Pass looking out over the alpine meadows. Am I the only one that can't say 'Fancy Pass' without hearing 'Fancy Pants'?