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Copper Creek Trail #983

Intermediate

Trail

6.0 mile 9.6 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 2,100' 640 m
Descent: -116' -35 m
High: 11,825' 3,604 m
Low: 9,787' 2,983 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 24% (14°)

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Trail shared by Michael Adkins

An intermediate hike that ends at East Maroon Pass above Copper Lake.

Michael Adkins

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife · Commonly Backpacked

Family Friendly The trail is easy to follow and not technical.

Group size is a max of 10 people. If you plan to continue into the Maroon Bells-Snomass Wilderness you'll need to complete a free self-issue permit at the trailhead.

Description

This is a well marked intermediate trail. You pass by beautiful Judd Falls and follow Copper Creek all the way to Copper Lake. The elevation gain is mild except for one section toward the end with some switchbacks. Copper Creek Trail #983 is also a great starting spot for backpacking if you plan to head toward Triangle Pass, Copper Pass, or East Maroon Pass. In the summer, this is great trail for wildflower viewing.

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Jul 18, 2019
Matthew Carter
Overall, a lovely hike. The lake is much worth the river crossings, and the steep incline near the end. The wildflowers are absolutely stunning.
Jul 3, 2019
Shannon King
Walked slowly with David's parents and had to stop due to creek having too much water. 4mi
Sep 22, 2018
Bryan Baumunk
Sep 22, 2018
Heidi Rose
It was a joy to hit Copper Lake after the last mile!!! Watched the sunrise at the end of the trail. 5mi
Aug 5, 2018
Jennie Celik
Aug 2, 2018
Rob Woodson
Lisa and I 12mi
Jul 28, 2018
Kelly Ragan
Donna, Mary, Marie, Mande,

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  4.5 from 6 votes

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