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blue American Lakes Trail

Trail

3.7 mile 6.0 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,400' 427 m
Descent: -23' -7 m
High: 11,213' 3,418 m
Low: 9,814' 2,991 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)

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Trail shared by Tom Robson

A great trail that goes up through the forest to alpine lakes and finishes at the border of RMNP.

Tom Robson

Features Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

This area receives heavy snow during the winter.

Description

You'll need to travel along the Michigan Ditch trail to get to the start of the American Lakes Trail. The trail is very easy to follow, no directions needed. There are a few switchbacks, creek crossings, and rocky areas incorporated into the trail.

You may be able to see Moose or even catch a trout in an alpine lake. Watch out for afternoon thunderstorms in the summer.

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Sep 8, 2018
Colin K
3mi
Aug 20, 2018
Jessica J
Jul 14, 2018
Ro Lyon
Jul 1, 2018
Greg Menefee
Started hike from trailhead by Lake Agnes. First mile plus is rather steep and much longer than starting hike from Me chug an Ditch trailhead. — 4h 30m
Sep 30, 2017
Keith McCue
Jul 2, 2017
James Pi
7.4mi
Sep 2, 2016
Lance Phillips

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  4.6 from 9 votes

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