Abyss Lake Trail #602
ElevationAscent: 3,087' 941 m
Descent: -65' -20 m
High: 12,655' 3,857 m
Low: 9,630' 2,935 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)
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“A manageable uphill hike that brings you to the shores of a stunning alpine lake.”— Luke Snow
Head northeast again and cross several small streams before ascending a series of moderately steep switchbacks. You'll begin to leave the more heavily forested areas, entering a grove of willows near a small lake. Upon leaving this scenic area, you'll continue your climb up the drainage, crossing Lake Fork Creek that is draining Abyss Lake.
From this point, you'll head west across the stunning alpine tundra. The trail finally ends at the shores of Abyss Lake, between Mt. Bierstadt and Mt. Evans.
Mt. Bierstadt can be seen along much of the trail.
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