Mount Antero

The 10th highest peak in Colorado, located in the Sawatch range just south of Mount Princeton. The mountain contains vast quantities of gems, including aquamarine, topaz, and quartz crystals.

An old jeep road goes up to ~13,500, providing an easy trail to the top.

Elevation (feet): 14,269
Elevation (meters): 4,349
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Sawatch Range
State: Colorado
Latitude: 38.656
Longitude: -106.239
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: ca1870
Convenient Center: Buena Vista

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 32 trip reports for Mount Antero.

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  • Log #21009 - by Mike Surfer on Sep 05, 2007
    Started climbed at 12,000 Feet following the Jeep road to about 13,800 then continued on hiking trail for approx. 1 Mile to the summit of Mt. Antero follow trails.
  • Log #20048 - by Carl Helton on July 23, 2006
    What a Great climb. Hiked from Brown's Creek Trailhead and camped at Brown's Lake. After altering our group plans due to the early storms of the past week, we scratched Shavano to do Antero. My 15th...
  • Log #10046 - by Greg Andersom on Sep 12, 2004
    Beautiful day and hike. Started at the stream crossing at 10,850' up Baldwin Gulch and then realized the the 4x4 road up to 13,089 was in better condition than the up the the trailhead. Their was...
  • Log #10047 - by Tom Trent on May 19, 2004
    Bring mosquito repellent if camping at Brown's lake.
  • Log #10048 - by Ryan Burgess on Nov 26, 2003
    Lots of snow...straightforward hike capped with a long, fun glissade.
  • Log #10049 - by Charles on Sep 08, 2003
    I summited Antero after a wrong turn led me away from my goal of a northern climb of Tabeguache. I left the jeep trail and cut up the west ridge of Antero and got on the jeep trail that led to Mount...
  • Log #10050 - by Jeff Cramer on Sep 04, 2003
    Mount Antero was an exciting climb, but the mining road was not very scenic. We did not enjoy the 4 wheel drive Jeep trail. That road needs some work. The view of Tabeguache and Shavano was breathe...
  • Log #10051 - by Charles W. Miller Ph.D. on Aug 04, 2003
    Looked for gems in the famous locale near summit.
  • Log #10052 - by Patrick L. Lilly on Aug 02, 2003
    Drove up the amazingly awful 4WD "road" along Baldwin Gulch to 10,850 ft. and started hiking at 6:10 am (MDT). Very steep mining 4WD drive serves as a "trail" to about 13,500 ft....
  • Log #10053 - by Sarah Nguyen on July 07, 2003
    Entire trip was done on foot starting at the Browns Creek Trailhead. A gorgeous hike onto Little Browns Creek trail. Camped the night of Independence Day, then followed the trail towards the peak on...
  • Log #10054 - by Matthew Taylor on May 27, 2003
    Great scenery. Avoid the 4WD vehicles and get up there soon, as there is enough snow across parts of the trail to prevent passage by 95% of 4WD vehicles.
  • Log #10055 - by Carl Sullivan on Apr 24, 2003
    Young and carefree days--we rolled boulders off the top, if I remember right. Nice slide down the snowfield at the end of the climb.
  • Log #10056 - by Michael Pelton on Sep 18, 2002
    Very easy hike if you have a four wheel drive to take you up high.
  • Log #10057 - by Julie Taylor on June 04, 2002
    It was such a treat to hike in summer-like conditions so early in the season. Now of course, I wish it would rain for a month! From Baldwin Gulch Trailhead it is a very straitforward hike. We had no...
  • Log #10058 - by Tom & Bob Pliszka on June 03, 2002
    We took a break from mineral collecting to summit and it was well worth the effort.The view reminds us of why we live in colorful Colorado. We spend two weeks a year there and never get tired of the...
  • Log #10059 - by Joe Poplinger on Jan 13, 2002
    This was my first fourteener. When I was 13 it was quite a rush, but when I was 17 it was not much of a challenge. Both times I managed to avoid the 4wd road.
  • Log #10060 - by Tom & Becky Bird on Jan 12, 2002
    Probably easiest hike up a 14er...including Handies. Drove up the Mt. Antero 4WD road up Baldwin Gultch to the Baldwin Creek crossing and parked.
  • Log #10061 - by Elizabeth Bigham on Aug 09, 2001
    Climbed the peak with a explorer group from the BSA high adventure base out of Salida, it was all girls and we wanted to do something that the boys always talk about.I was an adult advisor.
  • Log #10062 - by Peter Gram on Dec 20, 2000
    Wish more people could get out of their 4WD and do the work for themselves ...
  • Log #10063 - by J. Todd Miller on Nov 23, 2000
    It was a great climb, with quite a few snow drifts left from the winter. Crossing the snow drifts was great considering we didn't plan for them! I climbed with two other buddies of mine. We hiked...
  • Log #10064 - by Matt kirk on Nov 03, 2000
    Greetings 14er climbers and enthusiasts. I just wanted to let everyone know that there should be a 14ers forum coming soon at If you have the time, please come by and...
  • Log #10065 - by Scott Kramer on Aug 15, 2000
    Passing cars on the way up ruinns the experience.
  • Log #10066 - by Ted Caster on Aug 06, 2000
    A rough hike up. Cold and windy, but truly stunning views. I went with the Boy Scouts out of Packard High Adventure Base
  • Log #10067 - by Bill Cummings on July 09, 2000
    It was snowing sideways at the summit. The air was rather electric. My hiking partner could feel electricity as he moved his hands back and forth. We didn't stay long.
  • Log #10068 - by Michael Jake on June 26, 2000
    CLimbed up by moonlight to reach the summit in time to watch the sunrise! Very Beautiful! There was a light dusting of fresh snow near the summit. Nice easy ascent in the dark (given a little moon...
  • Log #10069 - by David Hatchet Dyer on Feb 13, 2000
    The Little Browns Creek trail is worth the effort.
  • Log #10070 - by Craig Ayler on Jan 15, 2000
    Interesting road leading up to the upper valley. We climbed from the first miners cabin from the West side. It was steep and loose and a few rock slides on the way back. Not much room at the top but...
  • Log #10071 - by Chad Folden on Jan 14, 2000
    Easy hike (since I have a 4x4). I would hate to walk the 10(???) or so miles of switch-backs just to dodge cars. We made it about 2-3 mile from the summit and hiked the rest of the way. Caught the...
  • Log #10072 - by Joseph M. Cheben on Aug 02, 1999
    This was the first fourteener for me and my son Mark (16 years old). We did it as part of a Boy Scout High Adventure trek. It was a super hike done over 2 days. The first day we hiked 6 miles from...
  • Log #10073 - by Chris Grohman on July 11, 1999
    Well, when I went to Mount Antero I was with the Boy Scouts and we were camping out at Packard. While I was hiking up the mountain I was always getting dizzy and light headed. I was actually getting...
  • Log #10074 - by Kirk Mallory on June 24, 1999
    Climbed up from the start of the Baldwin Creek jeep road, since I only have a 2-wheel drive. Ascended the many switchbacks of the road above timberline, then took the south ridge to the summit. On my...
  • Log #10075 - by Chris Francoeur on June 21, 1999
    Beautiful hike through golden aspens in September. Found several small aquamarines near the 13,500' mine.