Mt. Herman (9,104′)

Mt. Herman (9,104′)

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.

StatsRoute DescriptionDirectionsNotes
  • 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.

Limited parking

GPS track

My trek is a little longer than a direct out and back because I hiking along the summit ridge.

Mt Herman

Pictures

  • Approaching Monument Rock in Mt Herman Park

    Approaching Monument Rock in Mt Herman Park

  • Mt Herman Park with My Herman in the distance

    Mt Herman Park with My Herman in the distance

  • Monument Rock in Mt Herman Park

    Monument Rock in Mt Herman Park

  • Monument Rock is very narrow

    Monument Rock is very narrow

  • A small pond at the base of Monument Rock

    A small pond at the base of Monument Rock

  • View from Monument Rock looking at Mt Herman

    View from Monument Rock looking at Mt Herman

  • View southwest from Monument Rock

    View southwest from Monument Rock

  • Taking Mt Herman Rd to the Mt Herman trailhead

    Taking Mt Herman Rd to the Mt Herman trailhead

  • Mt Herman trailhead at marker 716

    Mt Herman trailhead at marker 716

  • Conifers and pines provide plenty of shade along the trail

    Conifers and pines provide plenty of shade along the trail

  • A small meadow along the route

    A small meadow along the route

  • When the trail is hard to find, just head up

    When the trail is hard to find, just head up

  • Cairns mark the last section up the steep slope

    Cairns mark the last section up the steep slope

  • Cresting the Mt Herman ridge-line looking east

    Cresting the Mt Herman ridge-line looking east

  • Heading north along the summit ridge of Mt Herman

    Heading north along the summit ridge of Mt Herman

  • Mt Herman summit

    Mt Herman summit

  • Summit register

    Summit register

  • View of Pikes Peak from Mt Herman

    View of Pikes Peak from Mt Herman

  • Zooming in on Monument Rock from Mt Herman

    Zooming in on Monument Rock from Mt Herman

  • Mt Herman summit view east

    Mt Herman summit view east

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