Looking for a short but sweet hike? Cinnamon Mountain has beautiful wildflowers, 360 degree mountain views, and a round trip of under 2 miles!
|Highlights:||Mountain Views, Wildflowers|
|RT Length:||1.96 miles RT|
|Approx. Time:||1-2 hours|
|Elevation Gain:||965 feet|
|Max Elevation:||12,286 feet|
|Trailhead Elevation:||11,321 feet|
|Travel Time to TH:||60 minutes|
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From Crested Butte head north on Gothic road for 13 miles to the top of Schofield Pass. Take a left onto road 734. After 2 miles switchback up and take the first right to a parking area. This road is rough and an SUV with high clearance is recommended. For an alternative route take Slate River Road up to Paradise Divide but beware it is a narrow high clearance 4x4 road with steep cliffs.
Starting at the parking area on Paradise Divide head north on a steep dirt path  as it climbs up to a small bench . Continue climbing up the hillside until you eventually find a switchback . After the switchback climb up to a wide bench. For a very steep shorter climb head left from the bench and follow the ridge to the summit. Head right from the bench and gain the opposing ridge  where a mellower climb awaits. follow the opposing ridge up to the summit. Enjoy 360 degree views from the summit   .
There are no trail signs or marking on this hike. Follow the short trail up to the summit of Cinnamon and back down again.
Trail Map & Profile
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