Black Powder Pass
ElevationAscent: 693' 211 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 12,187' 3,715 m
Low: 11,494' 3,504 m
GradeAvg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)
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“A scenic trail nestled between Bald and Boreas Mountains with stunning views of the Tenmile range.”— Kimberly Talley
Family Friendly A mellow trail with most of the pitch up towards the terminus. At the trailhead, railroad ruins and ski huts to explore around.
The trail slowly ascends across a small talus field and through a pine forest until you are above treeline, when you meet up with Drainage Ditch 2 once again. From here, you ascend directly up the alpine slope on a well-worn trail alongside the ditch, continuing up to the pass between Bald Mountain (to the west) and Boreas Mountain (to the east). Continue up to the pass, where the trail wraps around the back side to terminate at a medium sized rocky viewing area.
Land Manager: USFS - Dillon Ranger District, White River NF