Mt Herman (9,104′), Front Range
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 is popular for hiking and mountain biking, paragliding, and 4×4 trails heading west. Look for marker 716 on Mt Herman Rd to find the trailhead.
Other mountain trails in the area include Cheyenne Mountain, Mt Rosa, Almagre Mountain, and Pikes Peak.
- Trailhead: Trail 716 along Mt Herman Rd
- Round trip: 2.2 miles / 3.5 km
- Elevation: 8,063′ – 9,063′ / 2,458 m – 2,762 m
- County: El Paso
- Agency: U.S. Forest Service
GPS Route with Elevation
The trailhead 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.