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East Inlet Trail

 8 votes

Length

7.9 Miles 12.8 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

2,170' 661 m

Ascent

-549' -167 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

58%

Max Grade (30°)

10,444' 3,183 m

High

8,420' 2,566 m

Low

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Unknown

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A relatively easy trail with beautiful views of lakes and peaks.

Kat Russo

Overview

Features: Birding — Lake — River/Creek — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Family Friendly: Lots of wildlife viewing, and it would make a good intro to backpacking for kids!
Dogs: No Dogs

Description

The trail begins with Adams Falls and climbs steadily up through the valley. A great intro to backpacking or a lovely out and back on its own, this trail has a few steeper parts. Close to the trailhead, it's a much lower grade.

Through the entire valley, there are great views of the river, mountains, and lakes, but some of the best views are seen if you travel past the maintained trail boundary to the end of the valley. Follow the river past Fourth Lake and then hang a right to get to Fifth Lake, the meltwater of which makes the river you've followed since the trailhead. There's a lot of bushwacking, but the final views are definitely worth it!

Flora & Fauna

Columbine, Glacier lily, and Ponderosa pine are scattered about this trail. In the large meadows, you can occasionally get a glimpse of a moose. Farther up in the valley, there are pika, marmot, deer, squirrels and foxes. (Keep a cautious eye out for foxes; they've become very used to people and will get close enough that you have to scare them away so they don't stick their nose in your oatmeal bowl.)

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Sep 14, 2017
Joe Grover
Sep 12, 2017
Rebecca D
Jul 2, 2017
A.E. King
Longer than descriptions say. Great mountain views, rivers, waterfalls and opportunity for moose sightings. Bring bug spray. 15.8mi
Jun 22, 2017
Keith McCue
Jun 14, 2017
Kelsey Nelson
Nice trail. Saw deer, birds, wildflowers. 7mi
Jun 7, 2017
E L
Not completed 5mi
Sep 22, 2016
Chris Keller
Beautiful! 5mi — 2h 30m
Aug 29, 2016
Mtn Dew
1mi

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  4.1 from 8 votes

#2

in West Side

#4204

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#2

in West Side

#375

in Colorado

#4,204

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