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Turtle Rock Trail

Easy/Intermediate

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3.4 mile 5.5 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 319' 97 m
Descent: -399' -122 m
High: 8,284' 2,525 m
Low: 8,041' 2,451 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)

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This trail circumnavigates Turtle Rock.

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Start at the Turtle Rock Trailhead, just above the roundabout near the campground and Box Canyon. Drop down to the parking lot and look for the trail to continue to the left, at the end of the parking lot. Open (and close!) a gate about 20 yards past the parking lot. Continue on as you pass beaver ponds on your left.

There is a lot of braiding between the waterfall and the Beaver Ponds parking lot, but you'll be fine as long as you don't cross the creek. The trail ducks out to a parking lot and then back away to the left for the last bit as you climb back to the trailhead.

When in doubt, stay right. There are some rock sections, but most of it is fairly beginner-friendly. Mostly decomposed granite with some rock sections on the NE side. This is packed with users on summer weekends and evenings, but generally pretty clear on weekdays and shoulder seasons when it's too cold to camp or the campground isn't open.

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Aug 25, 2019
Amanda Poppe Korosec
Aug 12, 2019
Shane Moore
2h 00m
Jul 19, 2019
L T
Oct 24, 2018
Tiffany Flournoy
Sep 22, 2018
Kerby Colgan
Aug 17, 2018
Jennifer Knightstep
Aug 11, 2018
Colin K
3.5mi — 1h 35m
Aug 4, 2018
Sabrina Broadaway
my first hike, really enjoyed. — 2h 00m

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Yes, they are rappelling on this beautiful rock. You can also hike or go bouldering many areas of this national forest.
Aug 21, 2016 near Laramie, WY

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