Mount Antero, CO

US Forest Service

Mount Antero

The peak was named for Chief Antero of the Uintah band of Ute tribe. Mount Antero boasts the highest gem fields in North America and gem hunting is a popular activity for visitors. Many unpatented mining...[more]



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From Buena Vista, travel south on Highway 285 for 7 miles to County Road 162. Turn west at Nathrop on CR 162 and travel west for 12.5 miles to the Baldwin Gulch/Mount Antero trailhead. Parking for this trailhead is located along CR 162 just west of Alpine.

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