While Dyer Mountain may easily be reached by a strolling, Class 2 ridge walk from Mount Sherman, a more interesting route exists on the west side of the range by driving in from Leadville. The West Ridge route to the summit offers some Class 3 scrambling and the start is still accessible to passenger vehicles. The overall route may still be completed in just a few hours since there is no lengthy approach hike. The overall mileage from the east side & hiking over Mt. Sherman will be significantly longer than the hike from the Leadville side. See both routes and separate trailheads below.