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Elk Traverse

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Length

1.6 Miles 2.5 Kilometers


Elevation

257' 78 m

Ascent

-34' -10 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

6,887' 2,099 m

High

6,664' 2,031 m

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A technical and challenging route that connects you with the North and Sage Loops.

Brian Smith

Overview

Dec. 1 to March 31 for elk calving.
Features: Birding — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife

Description

Elk Traverse starts at the intersections of Faerie Trail and Bogus Trail. It side hills around a large ridge, with a right to left slope. If one stops to look West you can see out to Highway 82.

As you leave the traverse, you'll climb a few steep switchbacks before topping out. A quick descent brings one to the intersection of Outer Loop. Elk Traverse takes a right here. From here to the start of the Northside Loop the trail climbs steadily. Shortly before you reach the Northside Loop you may see the Outer Loop coming in over your left shoulder. The return back to Bogus Trail and Faerie Trail is fast and full of excitement making the trip out well worth it.

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in Red Hill

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in Colorado

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