While this climb can be popular due to its proximity to Boulder and the well established trail, Mount Audubon does serve as a good introduction to ascending peaks in Colorado. Do not expect this to be easy, however, and be well prepared before setting out.
This is the first trail west of Brainard Lake to become passable in the Spring. It can be hiked without special equipment in mid to late June. It is best to get an early start. Lightning and thunderstorms are common in the early afternoon. – USFS Overview
- Out & Back
The Brainard Lake Road is open seasonally. During these months, a vehicle fee applies for trailheads located within the Brainard Lake Recreation Area. Arrive early and expect crowds.
Clear views of the Indian Peaks are in each direction.