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1.1 mile 1.8 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 1,447' 441 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 13,956' 4,254 m
Low: 12,509' 3,813 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 24% (14°)
Max Grade: 51% (27°)

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Trail shared by Tyler Prince

Steep hiking and fun scrambling up neighboring Chicago Basin 14ers.

Tyler Prince

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

While dogs will be fine on the vast majority of this trail, the scrambling on Eolus and North Eolus are technical enough that you might have to carry Fido.

Description

This trail serves as part of the featured hike Eolus Group. The trail itself is extremely clear up until a ramp at 13,400 ft, after which it consists of a short scramble to a notch between Mt. Eolus (left, harder) and North Eolus (right, easier). While there is some trail after the scramble up North Eolus, it's vague. In short: there's no proper trail beyond this ramp.

For details, see Eolus Group featured hike.

Flora & Fauna

This approach boasts incredible wildflowers. From the lower basin up to the Twin Lakes is easily one of the most beautiful areas in Colorado, and you'll pass many marmots, pika, and mountain goats who seem to agree. Once at the lakes, there's plenty of grass. Mountain goats seem to have a thing for Mt. Eolus, so expect to see tons of them as the scrambling starts.

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