ElevationAscent: 932' 284 m
Descent: -65' -20 m
High: 8,046' 2,453 m
Low: 7,175' 2,187 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)
Popular hikes nearby
Lead King Loop
12.9 mi 20.7 km • Loop • 2,411 ft Ascent 734.82 m Ascent
Margy's Hut to Lenado Trailhead
5.8 mi 9.3 km • Point to Point • 25 ft Ascent 7.72 m Ascent
Aspen to Crested Butte via West Maroon Pass
34.4 mi 55.4 km • Point to Point • 5,221 ft Ascent 1591.5 m Ascent
Ute Trail to Ajax Sundeck
3.1 mi 5.0 km • Point to Point • 3,211 ft Ascent 978.64 m Ascent
Conundrum Hot Springs Out-and-Back
17.4 mi 28.0 km • Out and Back • 2,536 ft Ascent 772.93 m Ascent
Abrams Gulch Loop
8.5 mi 13.6 km • Loop • 1,335 ft Ascent 406.86 m Ascent
Navigate on-trail with our free app
“A long climb with amazing views of the Crown and surrounding area.”— Craig Fowler
Climbing close to 1000 feet over just under 4 miles Innie Trail. That said, the effort is worth it. The views along the climb are amazing and even better at the saddle.
The trail starts with a easy to moderate tread climbing through scrub oak and sage. You'll work your way back to the left and climb your first side hill. The side hill takes you over the ridge you're on and back down into the wash on the other side. Between this wash and the next ridge, you'll climb up and down through more scrub oak. You'll know the next climb is starting as you'll be on a steeply angled side hill, right to left and drop into a very short and steep wash. After this wash the climbing is almost constant all the way to the top. There are a few short somewhat flat areas and dips, but climbing is the name of the game from this point onward. You'll hit a few very short but steep pitches that will require some serious effort.
Towards the top at the second-to-last switch back there is a bench in honor of OZ, a major contributor to the Prince Creek Trail System. The bench is off to the right but hidden so you might not see it from the trail.
Once at the saddle you can go straight, downhill, onto Outie Trail or right, uphill to the Crown. If you go right it's a little steeper for a bit. You can access BLM Road 8320, which will give you access to Grand Father Trail, Father Trail and the rest of the lower trails. If you take Outie Trail you can come back on North Porcupine Trail or take Buckhorn Trail down to the Rio Grande.
Hiked this trail?
We need help with the following missing trail information:
Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Flora & Fauna
Land Manager: BLM Colorado - Colorado River Valley Field Office