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Silver Creek Trail

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4.4 mile 7.1 kilometer point to point
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Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -1,727' -526 m
High: 11,228' 3,422 m
Low: 9,501' 2,896 m

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Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)

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Trail shared by Leslie Kehmeier

A steep, rocky, loose and narrow section of the Monarch Crest hike.

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The route starts from the intersection with Monarch Crest and dives into a series of switchbacks. Be ready for loose, rocky, and a bit rutted trail in places. As you lose elevation, you'll roll out into a narrow open valley. The singletrack tightens up as it begins to parallel the Silver Creek.

From here the route contours across the north side of the drainage. The trail surface alternates from dirt and roots to scree.

After passing a series of beaver ponds in the drainage below the trail, the trail gets a bit rougher but you'll find yourself in a scenic spot with steep cliffs surrounding you. The last portion of Silver Creek Trail dives into pine and aspen. Cross a wooden bridge, then hike through the creek itself for 100 yards until the tree canopy opens up.

From here you can chose to return via the road or continue onto Rainbow trail.

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