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blue Ruby Jewel Trail

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2.6 mile 4.2 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,582' 482 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 11,248' 3,429 m
Low: 9,666' 2,946 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 12% (7°)
Max Grade: 22% (12°)

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Trail shared by Tom Robson

This trail leads to Ruby Jewel, a pristine high alpine lake.

Tom Robson

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

Description

In addition to the jewel itself, you can also access Clark Peak from the Ruby Jewel Trail. Instead of following the trail to the lake, take the trail on the right side of the valley which will allow you to gain the ridge to Clark Peak.

Most people park 1.5 miles below the trailhead at the car corral just past the yurt (starting point of this trail). The upper trailhead is further up a rough 4WD road.

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Sep 15, 2018
Dan Kobler
Nice cool morning at sunrise. Saw a family of three moose up at the lake. 6.4mi
Jul 30, 2018
Trisha Boudreau
Great hike with our NBW TMF group
Jul 8, 2018
Beth Sberna-Neill
May 18, 2018
Ro Lyon
Jul 2, 2017
Keith McCue
Mar 27, 2016
chris binschus

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