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Caribou Pass Trail #11

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Length


4.2 Miles 6.8 Kilometers


1,978' 603 m

Ascent

-158' -48 m

Descent

10%

Avg Grade (5°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

12,068' 3,678 m

High

10,091' 3,076 m

Low

Shared By Tom Robson

Conditions


All Clear 89 days ago
Some Mud: Some mud after recent rains, but nothing too bad. History

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Earn stunning views of Mt. Neva and Dorothy Lake on this seldom used trail.

Tom Robson

Dogs Leashed

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

Permits are required for overnight stays in the Indian Peak Wilderness (IPW) from June 1 to September 15.

Parking in the Arapaho National Recreation Area (ANRA) at Monarch Lake or Meadow Creek and Junco Lake TH requires a daily use fee. $5 daily fee. Annual passes available.

Description

Starting from the Junco Lake trailhead, this trail begins as an old jeep road now closed to motorized vehicles. After a mile, the road forks and the right-hand fork leads to several tumbled down log cabins beside Meadow Creek.

Following the left fork, the road will skirt the northern edge of a long open meadow through which Meadow Creek flows. Here the trail enters the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area. The trail continues to a junction. The right fork goes to Columbine Lake and Mt. Neva on Columbine Lake Trail. The left fork goes on a narrow footpath to Caribou Pass. Rock cairns mark the trail, even though it is well defined.

From Caribou Pass you can continue on to Arapaho Pass (elevation 11,906) and from there continue down to Monarch Lake, or return to Junco Lake trailhead.

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Jul 29, 2018
S M
Jul 28, 2018
Kate V
Jul 27, 2018
Lee Sosebee
Jul 21, 2018
Kim Bunning
All clear. No snow on Caribou or Arapaho passes.
Jul 16, 2018
David Morton
4people 4.2mi
Jul 8, 2018
Emily H
Jun 23, 2018
Jonathan Bihl

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  4.9 from 7 votes

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