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10.2

Miles

16.4

KM

Point to Point

12,119' 3,694 m

High

10,058' 3,066 m

Low

2,936' 895 m

Up

2,893' 882 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Unknown

Description

I have not completed most of this trail. I can only talk about the portion of trail from the top of Guanella Pass to Squaretop Lakes. If anyone has any information to add about the lower portion of this trail, that would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

Depending on your direction of travel, Guanella Pass could be either the beginning or end of your day for the South Park Trail. I will describe Guanella Pass from the beginning for this description.

From the west side of Guanella Pass, start your hike towards Squaretop Lakes on the South Park Trail. It is ~2 miles to the lakes at the base of Squaretop Mountain and the Lakes themselves. When I went, the trail was clearly defined through the willows, however, I have read different trip reports of people having some troubles depending on the time of year.
Once at the lakes, make your way up the east facing grassy slopes of Squaretop Mountain if that is your destination or head south on the South Park Trail to continue your day. The trail from Squaretop Lakes to the "end" of the hike to the south is unknown so I will not describe it here.

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Hiking Project Staff with improvements by Seth Dayvan and 1 other

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Mount Bierstadt
Sep 19, 2017 near Georgetown, CO
Hiking up the South Park Trail to Square Top Lakes
Apr 21, 2015 near Georgetown, CO
Square Top Lake.
Apr 25, 2016 near Georgetown, CO
guanella pass
Jul 17, 2019 near Georgetown, CO
Morning view of Sawtooth Ridge from the South Park trailhead
Apr 21, 2015 near Georgetown, CO
Mt. Bierstadt and the Sawtooth
Jul 17, 2019 near Georgetown, CO

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Jun 18, 2022
Vitaly Okinawa
Vitaly, Serega snd Julia
Jun 11, 2022
Tarita Fisher Boersma
7.8mi — 3h 51m
Oct 10, 2021
Chris R
With cookies alex bigotes daisy mother Teresa and chucho 1.3mi
Aug 21, 2021
T H
South Park trail to square top summit and then to square top lakes 8mi
Sep 5, 2020
Mike Kruger
To Square Top Lakes and back. Great hike! 3.5mi — 4h 00m
Jul 12, 2020
Cynthia B.
Sep 14, 2019
Graeme Dunn
Aug 3, 2019
Michele Stamm
1.7mi — 2h 10m
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