From the parking area, start walking up Forest Road 412
. You will soon see the first of several CDT Trail signs that seem to parallel the road all the way to the top. The road
at first climbs up at a steady grade, then drops down about a 100' or so before resuming its climb. You will be mostly in the trees at first, but as you get higher the views begin to open up. You will soon see the barren summit of Bridger Peak off in the distance. Continue up the uneventful road
as it heads for the top. The road climbs up some grassy slopes
just below the summit. The main road will swing by Bridger Peak and continue west, but you will take a short side road that leads to the summit. Make the final push to the summit
, where you can enjoy the views.
Hiking Distance: About six miles round trip.
Elevation Gain: About 1,300'.