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Hells Hole Trail #53

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

4.1 mile 6.6 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,866' 569 m
Descent: -8' -2 m
High: 11,527' 3,514 m
Low: 9,670' 2,947 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)

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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.

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Oct 15, 2019
Katie Osland
2.7mi
Oct 5, 2019
Katie Osland
Great hike! Did 2.5 each way
Sep 27, 2019
Christopher Gotthelf
8.3mi — 4h 29m
Sep 22, 2019
Ashley Fangman
1mi
Sep 9, 2019
Will Richter
Jul 4, 2019
Chelsea Taylor
Great hike on the 4th - saw 11 people total. Trail in general good condition, creek crossing a little mucky, but manageable. Gorgeous views at the top 8.2mi — 5h 00m

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 4 votes

#2

in Georgetown

#5614

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#2

in Georgetown

#456

in Colorado

#5,614

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717 Since Dec 12, 2018
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Sign for Mount Evans Wilderness
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
Gray Wolf peaking through the firs
Jul 5, 2019 near Georgetown, CO
Marsh Marigolds and Globeflowers
Jul 5, 2019 near Georgetown, CO

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