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The Park County section of French Pass.

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3.5

Miles

5.6

KM

Point to Point

12,053' 3,674 m

High

10,521' 3,207 m

Low

66' 20 m

Up

1,598' 487 m

Down

9%

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20%

Max Grade (11°)

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Description

Beginning at French Pass and ending on Park County Road 54, Michigan Creek Road, French Pass Trail begins as a high alpine descent to a creek crossing at timberline, then descends a steeply to CR 54 in Park County.

The initial drop from French Pass is steep and typically a snow packed cornice until mid-summer. After this initial section, French Pass Trail is a wonderful, if not a bit primitive descent.

The trail crosses a creek just below timberline approximately 1 1/2 miles from the pass. There is a short climb from the creek to the remaining old-school doubletrack descent to Michigan Creek Road

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Snow coverage at 11,600 feet, and moose in the center.
May 28, 2018 near Brecken…, CO
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Oct 24, 2021
Alex O'Connell
Turned around shortly before the pass as the wind was fierce & the last section under more snow. Beautiful views the whole way. — 3h 30m
Sep 26, 2021
Joe Lipari
Jul 14, 2018
Robin J
Started at trailhead off county road 54
Jun 24, 2018
Tony Fagan
May 28, 2018
Randy Antelo
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