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Thunder Pass Trail

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Length

3.3 Miles 5.3 Kilometers


Elevation

1,110' 338 m

Ascent

-688' -210 m

Descent

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

11,297' 3,443 m

High

10,221' 3,115 m

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A trail leading up and over Thunder Pass from Rocky Mountain NP into Colorado State Forest.

Brian Smith

Overview

Features: Birding — Views — Wildlife [Add/Remove]
Dogs: No Dogs

Description [Suggest Changes]

From the Grand Ditch Trail, this trail climbs steadily to Thunder Pass, a saddle between Lulu Mountain and Static Peak. The trail's grade increases as you progress into the box canyon away from the Grand Ditch Trail.

As you hike, enjoy the beauty of the box canyon and keep an eye out for large mammals grazing in the meadows. Eventually, you'll emerge above tree line and find yourself on Thunder Pass. From here, the trail levels out before descending into Colorado State Forest and linking into the American Lakes Trail.

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Jul 2, 2017
James Pi
Pretty steep climb. Gorgeous view of the park's northern valley. Good spot to camp at the top of the pass just inside RMNP. 6.6mi

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 3 votes

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#436

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