Turtle Rock Trail
ElevationAscent: 319' 97 m
Descent: -399' -122 m
High: 8,284' 2,525 m
Low: 8,041' 2,451 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)
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“This trail circumnavigates Turtle Rock.”— Evan O'Toole
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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Land Manager: USFS - Medicine Bow & Routt National Forest Office