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A scenic, moderately up-and-down, river valley climb with easy access from Edwards into the Holy Cross Wilderness.


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12.2

Miles

19.7

KM

Point to Point

11,197' 3,413 m

High

8,326' 2,538 m

Low

3,387' 1,032 m

Up

724' 221 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek

Description

This is a great option to find a bit more solitude than some of the other nearby trails. It's an easy one to make into an out-and-back of any length and can be tracked in the winter for snowshoes, skinning, or even running (though much less dependable).

The first few miles undulate a bit but mostly track up, over, and then down, with some steep switchbacks above the river valley. From the bottom, the remaining ten-plus miles head uphill at a fairly consistent grade.

Longer loop options exist with Dead Dog Trail #2220 and Middle Lake Trail #2223, though this trail dead-ends at its southernmost point at Upper Camp Lake below Eagle Peak.

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Shared By:

Zander Göpfert

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Nice view down East Lake Creek
Oct 16, 2020 near Edwards, CO
Small cascade along East Lake Creek
Oct 16, 2020 near Edwards, CO
East Lake Creek Bridge
Jul 25, 2022 near Edwards, CO
Sidehilling with nice views across the river valley.
Jan 10, 2019 near Edwards, CO
Tromping through aspen groves along the East Lake Creek Trail #1880.
Jan 10, 2019 near Edwards, CO
Intersection signage.
Jan 10, 2019 near Edwards, CO

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