Fremont Peak is the high point along a narrow ridge of hills rising near the eastern edge of the Royal Gorge’s north rim. The desert peak is part of a very small sub-range of mountains called the Gorge Hills. These peaks are relatively low and are covered in desert flora. Great views of the Royal Gorge, the Sangre de Cristo mountain range, and Pikes Peak can be seen along the trail and summit.
Don’t miss the Elkhorn Loop Picnic Area and Overlook to get a closer look of the bridge and the Royal Gorge, only a couple minutes drive from the EastRidge Trailhead. Great views just steps from your car, check out the last two pictures. You can find a map here.
The Royal Gorge Bridge is the highest bridge in the United States. It spans 880 feet across the Arkansas river at a height of 955 feet. Built in 1929, it was the highest bridge in the world until 2001.
Trailhead: EastRidge Trailhead, Royal Gorge Mountain Park
Round trip: 3.9 miles / 6.3 km
Elevation: 6,919′ – 7,273′ (+354′) / 2,109m – 2,217m (+108m) Note: over 1000′ total gain
Folllow County Road 389B until it ends at the radio towers
From the end of the road, you will see Fremont Peak across a saddle to the southeast. Follow the the trail heading in that direction.
You quickly come across a trail junction with a sign for the Summit trail. Follow the trail towards the peak (southeast).
Once underneath the peak, pick a social path up the steep slope to the summit. There is no maintained trail.
Summers in this area can be dangerously hot, plan accordingly.