Mt. Flora is sequenced with Parry Peak and Mt. Eva for a three-summit loop day. Parry and Eva become the "approach" for Flora. One way distance and elevation is measured from the summit of Mt. Eva. Round trip distance and elevation assumes completion of the loop hike.
Leaving the shelter of the partially collapsed steel building near the Mt. Eva summit, continue south along the connecting ridge to Mt. Flora which lies 2.1 miles away with an additional 670 feet of elevation gain. In between Eva and Flora is Witter Peak, an unranked 12,000 foot summit. Tagging that summit will add an additional mile, which is not included in our RT estimate. So there are two saddles to navigate between Eva and Flora. Almost all of the two miles of ridge is tundra strolling with brief section of embedded rock and/or rubble. Your biggest challenge may be the relentless winds that so often blow across these Front Range summits. You may find yourself being blown sideways a lot. If precipitation begins, it will likely come at you from a near horizontal, sideways shower.
The summit area of Flora is fairly large and relatively flat. You'll have to cover more distance than expected to reach the true high point. Enjoy the surprising view and perspective. At the summit, there's a trail that leads SE down the ridge to Breckenridge Peak and then continues on down from there. If you have to bail off Flora because of weather, this could be a potential return route, but you'll have to navigate several roads to get back to Fall River Res., cross one other ridge and two other drainages. We think there's a much more entertaining way to return so see the next paragraph.
From the summit of Mt. Flora, walk back north along the ridge all the way back to Witter Peak, about 1.5 mile. Continue north a little more toward the Witter-Eva saddle. Start looking for a descent rout into the basin that contains Slater, Sherwin and Chinns Lakes. If you're here earlier in the spring, you'll understand why we suggest ice axe. You can find any number of nice glissade possibilities to expedite your descent. Once out of any snow, (and hopefully out of the wind) the best way to avoid willows will be on the south side of the creek. Then make your way to Slater Lake (11,385 ft.) where you can pick up a trail that heads on down past Sherwin Lake and Chinns Lake. From Chinns Lake, pick your way on down to the north back to Fall River Res. Chinns Lake drains down into the reservoir. You can either follow the creek down or head down the road from Chinns Lake a couple switchbacks, then cut over on a trail.
Links to other information, routes & trip reports for this peak that may be helpful.