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Whitney Lake Trail #2002

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A pleasant hike to peaceful Whitney Lake with nice views of Whitney Peak.


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Map Key

2.7

Miles

4.3

KM

Point to Point

10,983' 3,347 m

High

9,125' 2,781 m

Low

1,863' 568 m

Up

7' 2 m

Down

13%

Avg Grade (8°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Fishing · Lake · River/Creek · Wildflowers

Need to Know

The creek crossing can be dicey; trekking poles can really help. The trail just before the creek is cut out of a steep hillside, so watch your edges and keep your dog close. Once you cross the creek, the last section is easier hiking.

Description

A moderately strenuous continuous uphill to the lake. The trail passes through lush pine forest, multiple aspen groves and flower-filled meadows. Dogs allowed off leash as long as they are under voice control.

Contacts

Shared By:

David Leichner with improvements by John Stevens and 1 other

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#964

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#10,149

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Crossing Whitney Creek - Scenic tumbling stream
Aug 10, 2019 near Minturn, CO
Loads of flowers even in August
Aug 10, 2019 near Minturn, CO
Rules for dogs in the Holy Cross Wilderness. Voice control permitted.
Aug 10, 2019 near Minturn, CO

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