Intermittent snow conditions usually prevail on this trail. Sufficient snow for cross country skiing and snowshoeing would only be available immediately after a significant snowfall. Check locally for snow conditions.
Snowmobiles are not permitted on this trail.
The trailhead begins 100 feet above the Devils Gulch Road. A large Crosier Mountain Trail sign designates the beginning of a gently switchbacks trail through brush and fir. Snow conditions are fairly consistent in this shaded gulch. Within a half mile there is a trail junction, with Piper Meadows in the distance. The left fork of the trail goes through Piper Meadows and up the east ridge. The ridge top is the halfway point, where Lumpy Ridge, Mummy Mountain, Rowe Mountain, Stormy Peaks, Signal Mountain and Storm Mountain are seen.
At the ridge top trail junction, the right fork continues another 2 miles to the summit of Crosier. The left trail at this junction drops (sometimes steeply) 2 miles down to the Devils Gulch Road (near Dunraven Glade Road). Because of the steepness and sun and wind exposure on the other trails in this system (see Hiking - Crosier Mountain), the ascent is also the recommended descent route.
Directions from Loveland: Travel west on Highway 34 approximately 15 miles to County Road 43, then travel north 8 miles to the site. Just west of the livery stables, there is a dirt road going south marked by a "Crosier Mtn Trail" sign. Park your vehicle off the highway and keep roadways clear.
Winter through Spring
(NOTE: Intermittent snow conditions on this trail, check locally.)