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black Elbow Lake Trail

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6.5 mile 10.4 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 3,076' 938 m
Descent: -476' -145 m
High: 8,621' 2,628 m
Low: 6,021' 1,835 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)

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Trail shared by samh Haraldson

A steep, strenuous climb with a pristine alpine lake for a reward.

samh Haraldson

Features Lake · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This is a punishingly steep climb that gains over 3,000 feet of elevation in less than seven miles. The reward from the top is the stunning alpine scenery of Elbow Lake and the impressive Mount Cowen that towers over you another 2,500 feet.

Hike a short distance on the East Fork Mill Creek and then turn north (left) at the signed junction, take a deep breath and then climb steadily for six miles arriving at the pristine mountain lake.

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