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greenBlue San Luis Peak Trail

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1.0 mile 1.5 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 925' 282 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 14,000' 4,267 m
Low: 13,075' 3,985 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 18% (10°)
Max Grade: 51% (27°)

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Trail shared by Tyler Prince

A medium-grade, rocky trail to the summit of 14er San Luis Peak.

Tyler Prince

Features River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

From the Stewart Creek Trail, head up the San Luis Peak Trail at around 12,800 ft. At 13,000 ft, the trail becomes a talus field, still wide and with consistent fist-sized rocks. Continue on the left side of a rocky ridge, cresting around 13,700 ft. From here, follow a clear trail up some switchbacks to an obvious summit with a USGS marker. Depending on the time of year, you may be the only person within a 30 mile radius.

Flora & Fauna

Shortly after the start of this trail you will leave all flora behind. It might feel a little like you're on Mars. Other than the odd pika and marmot here and there, you won't see too much this high up.

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