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black Andrews Glacier

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0.9 mile 1.5 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 840' 256 m
Descent: -38' -11 m
High: 11,149' 3,398 m
Low: 10,309' 3,142 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 18% (10°)
Max Grade: 33% (18°)

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Trail shared by Brian Smith

A short, steep trail leading to Andrews Tarn at the base of Andrews Glacier.

Brian Smith

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This trail can be accessed from the Loch Vale Trail, just southwest of the Loch. Head west on Andrews Glacier Trail and begin the steep ascent next to Andrews Creek. To the north, you'll be looking at the southern wall of Otis peak while the Sharkstooth is visible to the south. Eventually you'll reach Andrews Tarn, a small lake that feeds Andrews Creek located at the base of the glacier.

Andrews Glacier is the largest glacier in the park. Although it features somewhat gradual grades, the proper know-how and equipment are prerequisites to climbing the ice.

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Sep 12, 2018
Kevin & Nikki G
Sep 9, 2018
Adam Loudermilk
Trail isn't as hard to follow as described, many people up there on an early Fall day. Beautiful tho. 10.4mi — 5h 00m
Jul 21, 2018
Luke Snow
Last leg of a 10 mile backpacking trip in the Bear Lake area. Stunning area. 1.8mi
Jul 20, 2018
Stacy Marie
Sep 2, 2017
Mario Trzinski
Oct 1, 2016
Claire Cruse

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  4.5 from 4 votes

#10

in Bear Lake

#5092

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#401

in Colorado

#5,092

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