Raspberry Mountain (10605 ft / 3232 m) rises south of town Divide facing the northwest slope of Pikes Peak. It's a fairly easy hike that offers great views in all directions.
After climbing through a few initial switchbacks the trail evens out and climbs gently along the ridge through the forest. Along the way you get occasional glimpse of Pikes Peak, Sentinel Point to the south and Front Range mountains to the west. After you reach the saddle underneath the mountain you will start the final and rather steep climb up to the summit. At the top keep left and find the best way up those huge boulders. Enjoy 360 degrees views that include Sawatch Range, Sangre De Cristo Mountains, Pikes Peak and Catamount Reservoirs.
Distance: 6.4 miles round trip.
Directions: Take US24 west and turn left at the traffic light in Divide. Drive about 4 miles south. Right after you pass the entrance to Mueller State park on the right turn left into CR-62. Drive 1.3 miles on the dirt road until you come to a sharp turn. Park the car on the side of the road by the gate.
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