Scorpion Mountain


Day Hike - Scorpion Mountain

While not well known as a flower hike, this strenuous hike offers numerous meadows with good flower displays & a reward of good views at the top.

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,650 ft

7:30 am at the 65th Street Park & Ride.

This is a vigorous naturalist hike with frequent stops to discuss wildflowers, birds & anything we see of interest.  We will keep a healthy & vigorous pace between stops with the intent of gaining significant altitude & the top.  

Bring binoculars, handlens & Id books & apps.


Scorpion Mountain

  • USGS Monte Cristo

    USGS Bench Mark Mtn

    Green Trails Monte Cristo No. 143

    Green Trails Benchmark Mtn No. 144
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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