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Map Key

4.1

Miles

6.6

KM

Point to Point

11,527' 3,514 m

High

9,670' 2,947 m

Low

1,866' 569 m

Up

8' 2 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Almost all of this trail is in the Mount Evans Wilderness. Wilderness rules apply.

Drive past the Chicago Creek Campground, the road will dead-end at the parking lot/trailhead. There are vault toilets at the trailhead.

Description

Beautiful hike to a glacial cirque that provides a little bit of everything. You begin in an open forest where there are some picnic areas and quickly reach an aspen grove before coming upon bristlecone pines towards the end of the hike. Wildflowers can be found throughout and at the meadow at the end of the trail. The trail itself is well defined and mostly shaded.

Contacts

Shared By:

Ralph Bradt with improvements by Chelsea Taylor and 1 other

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 17 votes

#4

in Georgetown

#846

Overall
  4.3 from 17 votes
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Trail Rankings

#4

in Georgetown

#145

in Colorado

#846

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Photos

Gray Wolf peaking through the firs
Jul 5, 2019 near Georgetown, CO
Aspens on the ascent
Jul 5, 2019 near Georgetown, CO
Pines on the trails
Jul 5, 2019 near Georgetown, CO
Pines
Jul 5, 2019 near Georgetown, CO
Marsh Marigolds and Globeflowers
Jul 5, 2019 near Georgetown, CO
Gray Wolf
Jul 5, 2019 near Georgetown, CO

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