ElevationAscent: 3,390' 1,033 m
Descent: -3,391' -1,034 m
High: 11,755' 3,583 m
Low: 8,744' 2,665 m
GradeAvg Grade: 14% (8°)
Max Grade: 35% (19°)
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“A steep climb through aspens and fir leads to an alpine lake.”— Nick Wilder
The next mile climbs through aspens (great when changing color in September) before moving to more fir and pine trees at around mile 2.5. You'll cross a few talus slopes and get a few views of the Gore Creek valley.
After 2.5 miles, the very steep climb abates and you actually descend slightly through a series of beautiful meadows filled with streams and wildflowers when blooming in July and August. You might spot wildlife here too.
At 4 miles, you'll meet Deluge Creek at another great meadow. Cross the creek for a short distance (or stay on the left side, which rejoins soon enough). One final climb gets you to Deluge Lake right at treeline. Enjoy the view, cruise around the lake if you want, then head back the way you came.
Land Manager: USFS - White River - Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District