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Imperial Gulch

Intermediate

Trail

6.2 mile 10.0 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,738' 530 m
Descent: -483' -147 m
High: 7,481' 2,280 m
Low: 5,873' 1,790 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)

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Trail shared by Megan W

Enjoyable in combination with other trails of the Greenhorn area.

Megan W

Features River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers

Description

Park at the Greenhorn trailhead. Hike out from the trailhead across a bridge, to a T and follow signs to Imperial Gulch. The trail starts up a short wooded section that burned in the 2013 fire. Proceed through a large meadow with abundant wildflowers and attain the saddle.

Contour around the grassy hill sides over exposed, dusty ground. The trail pops in and out of small groves of aspen and pine as it climbs steadily upwards. Views of the Pioneer Mountains to the east are your reward. The trail descends for about 1/2 mile to the junction with the Greenhorn Trail. Note: bikes are allowed on this trail.

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Dry dusty conditions on Imperial Gulch
Nov 18, 2014 near Ketchum, ID
Expanses of wildflowers before the saddle on Imperial Gulch Trail
Nov 18, 2014 near Ketchum, ID
Ample evidence of the 2013 fire
Nov 18, 2014 near Ketchum, ID
The views improve over the ridge
Nov 18, 2014 near Hailey, ID
Wonderful views of the Pioneer Mountains
Nov 18, 2014 near Hailey, ID
New bridge crossing for Greenhorn Creek
Nov 18, 2014 near Ketchum, ID

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