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Otter from the South

Otter from the South

Otter from the South

Page Type: Route

Location: Colorado, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 39.62740°N / 105.7322°W

Object Title: Otter from the South

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Route Type: Hiking, Mountaineering, Scrambling

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Time Required: Half a day

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Page By: redsplashman23

Created/Edited: Sep 13, 2011 / Sep 13, 2011

Object ID: 745851

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Scree Field
This route is a nice class two route that leads to the summit of Otter Mountain (12,766’). It is about 2 miles with nearly 1,600 feet of elevation gain. There is one steep section along the way, but it is no more than class 2.

You will start from Silver Dollar Lake Trailhead. From here hike north through some forest. Then head west along the trees and then cross the marsh. You will then head up to a boulder field and head east. Once you cross the boulder field start heading North up the ridge to near point 12,569'. Then it is an easy trek heading NW to Otter Mountain.

Waypoints with coordinates can be found a few sections down in the Route Description.

Getting There

Refer to the Getting There section on the main Otter Mountain page.

Route Description

WPTDescriptionLatitudeLongitude Elevation (ft) & Distance (mi)
WPT 1ParkN39° 36.408'W105°43.637'11,187'; 0.00
WPT 2Out of ForestN39° 36.627W105° 43.659'11,356'; 0.38
WPT 3Animal TrailN39° 36.656W105° 43.716'11,413'; 0.47
WPT 4Entering
N39° 36.728W105° 43.766'11,410'; 0.63
WPT 5Stream
N39° 36.985W105° 43.935'11,528'; 1.02
WPT 6Boulder
N39° 37.151W105° 43.96'11,866'; 1.29
WPT 7Head up RidgeN39°37.144W105° 43.842'11,944'; 1.41
WPT 8Pt 12569N39° 37.344W105°43.702'12,569'; 1.7
WPT 9Otter MountainN39° 37.664W105°43.932'12,766'; 2.1

Essential Gear

In the winter Crampons and an Ice Axe may be needed.


Boulder FieldScree FieldHike across this MarshView across the boulder fieldOtter MountainHikers hiking to PT 12,569Otter Mountain
Silver Dollar Lake TrailheadLast strides to Otter MountainStart of HikeOut of the forestSmall Stream CrossingHiking near the Boulder FieldOtter Mountain Route