Mt Herman is the highest point on the Palmer Divide, just west of Monument, Colorado. It lies along the Rampart Range of the Front Range, between Denver and Colorado Springs. The area provides miles and miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, a paragliding launch point near the summit, and 4×4 trails heading to Rampart Range Rd.
- Trailhead: Trail 716 along Mt Herman Rd
- Round trip: 2.2 miles / 3.5 km
- Elevation: 8,063′ – 9,063′ (+1,000′) / 2,458m – 2,762m (+305m)
The trail-head is at a small parking area on a switchback on Mt. Herman Road. The trail begins along the the right side of a small creek, climbing gradually. Quickly you arrive at an unmarked junction and follow the trail on the far right. The trail will begin to steepen immediately. There are sections as you head up where the trail is hard to follow, so when in doubt, head up. The summit will be on your left once along the ridge. The are lots of cairns along the last section of the trail.