Mt. Herman is the highest point on the Palmer Divide, west of Monument, Colorado. It lies along the Rampart Range of the Front Range, between Denver and Colorado Springs.
- 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 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. Soon you arrive at an unmarked junction, 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.
My trek is a little longer than a direct out and back because I hiking along the summit ridge.