Red Tarns Track
ElevationAscent: 1,099' 335 m
Descent: -1,098' -335 m
High: 3,457' 1,054 m
Low: 2,395' 730 m
GradeAvg Grade: 19% (11°)
Max Grade: 53% (28°)
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“A steep climb to pretty alpine tarns with panoramic views of Mount Cook.”— Almonzo Wilder
As you climb higher, views of Mount Cook and the surrounding valleys continue to improve. Eventually, the climb tops out at a hidden bench on the valley wall, where the Red Tarns are tucked against the mountain. Views from the top are outstanding, and this is a popular sunset walk from the village. A small loop at the top of the trail explores the Red Tarns.
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