Location: Western Colorado
Trip Starts: Woodward Express Chairlift (Top)
Trip Ends: East Village
Total Distance: 2.7 miles
Hike Type: One-Way, Shuttle Hike
Hike Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Trails Used: I-Road, Chickaree Way Trail
Trail Traffic: Light to Moderate
Trip Type: Day HIke
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Copper Mountain Resort
209 Ten Mile Circle
Copper Mountain, CO 80443
(866) 841-2549


Copper Mountain is a mountain and ski resort located in Summit County, Colorado, about 75 miles west of Denver on Interstate 70. The resort has 2,465 acres of in-bounds terrain and is under lease from the U.S. Forest Service and the Dillon Ranger District in the White River National Forest.

Our hike at Copper Mountain started with a ride up the Woodward Express chairlift which is located in the East Village. We took the I-Road from the top of the lift to the Chickaree Way Trail which is one of the few designated summer hiking trails down the mountain. The route starts at an elevation of 10,804 feet and descends 1000 feet using a combination of the I-Road and Chickaree Trails over 2.7 miles. The lower part of the route shares some of the footpath of the much longer Colorado and Continental Divide Trails.

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