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Mount Audubon

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7.7 Miles 12.4 Kilometers


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2,662' 811 m

Ascent

-2,662' -811 m

Descent

13,187' 4,019 m

High

10,525' 3,208 m

Low

13%

Avg Grade (7°)

55%

Max Grade (29°)

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Summit one of Colorado's most beautiful 13ers through wildflowers and panoramic views.

Tom Robson

Overview

Campfires are not allowed. Camping is only permissible in this zone between December 1 and April 30, from May 1 through November 30, this area is day-use only.
This route sits just in front of the Continental Divide and provides stunning views of both the Divide and its associated mountains, and the surrounding Front Range.

Due to its easily accessible nature, Mount Audubon is one of the more crowded hikes in the Brainard Lake Recreation Area.
Features: Birding — Fall Colors — River/Creek — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: Leashed

Need to Know

This is the first trail west of Brainard Lake to become passable in the Spring. It can be done without special equipment in mid to late June. It is best to get an early start. Lightning and thunderstorms are common in the early afternoon.

The Brainard Lake Road is open seasonally. During these months, a vehicle fee applies for trailheads located within the Brainard Lake Recreation Area.

Description

The Beaver Creek Trail enters the Indian Peaks Wilderness and climbs through the trees for
1.7 miles. Here, the Mount Audubon Trail turns left (west). Now above timberline, the Mount Audubon Trail continues to climb in a consistent manner with the exception of two somewhat steeper sections near the middle and end of the trail.

The developed trail ends at the saddle where there is a view down into the Coney Lake drainage. For the final mile and 600 vertical feet, follow the piles of rock (cairns) up the talus to the summit.

Flora & Fauna

Wildflowers, marmot, pika and moose.

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Windy and challenging, but beautiful and worth every step! 8mi
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Great hike, amazing views. 9.5mi
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Nick Wilder
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Nick Wilder   The Bubble  
One of my favorite high-altitude training runs. It's all runnable except the top scree field. Jul 9, 2015
Yep, loved to run this one back in the Colorado days Jul 4, 2017

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