Pitkin Creek Trail
ElevationAscent: 2,828' 862 m
Descent: -2,827' -862 m
High: 11,317' 3,449 m
Low: 8,489' 2,587 m
GradeAvg Grade: 12% (7°)
Max Grade: 33% (18°)
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“Alpine meadows lead to Pitkin Lake nestled in the craggy Gore Range.”— Nick Wilder
At about 2.5 miles - halfway to the top - you'll get a good view of Pitkin Falls. Enjoy the view and get ready for several more bench sections that have alternating steep climbs and then beautiful meadows that will be filled with wildflowers in July and August.
Break out of treeline just as you reach Pitkin Lake at 11,360'.
Your return journey will be equally as spectacular, as you'll have views all they way down the narrow drainage that you've ascended, and beyond.
Land Manager: USFS - White River - Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District