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Threemile Trail #635

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A trail that offers both high mountain vistas and scenery as well as access to the rest of the Mt. Evans Wilderness Area


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Map Key

7.3

Miles

11.8

KM

Point to Point

11,863' 3,616 m

High

8,902' 2,713 m

Low

2,981' 909 m

Up

310' 94 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Commonly Backpacked · Wildlife

Wilderness rules apply. There is a mandatory self-issuing permit system at the trailhead that hikers and backpackers are obliged to utilize. Though open year-round, snow and winter conditions may make access difficult or impossible.

Description

The first part of the trail briefly follows the road as it starts its initial, gentle climb. It continue until it hits Threemile Creek where it turns and follows the creek northeast. The trail is in a narrow valley with many stream crossings.

As the route swings more toward the east, the valley gradually begins to open up into a meadow. As you wrap around Spearhead Mountain and get to its eastern side, the trail starts to switchback and rises steeply away from the creek. Once beyond the switchbacks, the trail makes a northward turn. After some more hiking, you'll be met with open tundra, views of Kataka Mountain on your left, and the stunning Mount Evans and Mount Bierstadt ahead. From here the trail descends slightly to meet the Rosalie Trail.

Contacts

Shared By:

Luke Snow with improvements by Ralph Bradt

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Amazing Rock features past the hard(er) creek crossing
Jul 17, 2021 near Georgetown, CO
Beaver Dam
Jul 17, 2021 near Jefferson, CO
Common Trail pathing
Jul 17, 2021 near Georgetown, CO
Trailhead Info
Jul 17, 2021 near Jefferson, CO

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Sep 12, 2020
Caitie Neice
Aug 8, 2020
Gosia Majerczyk
18 log bridges, plus 2 metal bridges, plus 1 creek crossing via boulders. last mile beautiful views. 15mi
May 3, 2020
Brent Hill
Sep 22, 2019
Gene Kalesti
Beautiful Aspen Hike. Stunning 7.2mi — 4h 30m
Jul 25, 2019
Michael Guerra
Really nice and peaceful 5.1mi — 2h 30m
Dec 30, 2018
Josh M
Jul 3, 2018
Karen Dukat
Jun 23, 2018
William Bozung