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Ruby Jewel Trail

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 4.5 (4)

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


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Map Key

2.6

Miles

4.2

KM

Point to Point

11,248' 3,429 m

High

9,666' 2,946 m

Low

1,582' 482 m

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Down

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

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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Shared By:

Tom Robson

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  4.5 from 4 votes

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#534

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#6,710

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Looking back from the Jewel Lake Trail.
Sep 19, 2016 near Walden, CO
Jewel Lake.
Sep 19, 2016 near Walden, CO

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Aug 9, 2020
John Carlson
Jul 5, 2019
Ian Strouse
Lake still frozen 1.5mi — 12h 48m
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