Griffith Mountainis a mountain summit in Clear Creek Countyin the state of Colorado (CO). Griffith Mountain climbs to 11,575feet (3,528.06 meters) above sea level. Griffith Mountainis located at latitude - longitude coordinates (also called lat - longcoordinates or GPS coordinates) of N 39.701654 and W -105.673892.
Anyone attempting to climb Griffith Mountain and reach the summit should look for detailed information on the Griffith Mountain area in the topographic map (topo map) and the Georgetown USGS quad. To hike and explore the Colorado outdoors near Griffith Mountain,check the list of nearby trails.Source: Mountainzone.com
Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: IdahoSprings
Length: 5 total miles
Elevation Gain: 2,568 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Top Elevation: 11,558 feet
From Exit#240 of I-70 at the town of Idaho Springs, drive southwest on CO-103 for 6.7 miles. At sharp bend in the road, a dirt road leads southwest up West Chicago Creek.
Drive up this road for 1.1miles to an area on the right (north), just before a group of houses and a creek flowing under the road to the southwest. Being carefull to avoid private property, park off the road in this general area.
Continue on foot up the public road, about 200yards southwest of the creek crossing. Just past some houses on your right,leave the road and ascend steeply northwest. Within one hundred feet, gain anabandoned mining road passing to the west.
Take this road, continuing your ascent to thewest. Stay on the road, which crosses a ridge and descend a bit, beforeresuming its upward, west-northwest direction.
Eventually anold cabin is reached in a clearing, to the left of the road. Leave the road atthis point and enter a relatively sparse area of the forest on your right,ascending northwest over many decaying tree fragments, all the way to the top.The summit lies on a small natural rockformation and has no identifying markers. Return by the same route,bushwhacking southeast about a mile until you reach the trail.