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Copper Lakes Trail #635

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Challenging but rewarding.


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3.5

Miles

5.6

KM

Point to Point

10,120' 3,085 m

High

7,472' 2,278 m

Low

2,852' 869 m

Up

206' 63 m

Down

17%

Avg Grade (10°)

56%

Max Grade (29°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Commonly Backpacked · Fishing · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Getting to the Trailhead at Lee City can be difficult. Road is narrow, and will require a high clearance 4 wheel drive vehicle. Several stream crossing will be encountered and might not be crossable with a vehicle—you might have to park and continue on foot to the trailhead.

Need to Know

Be Bear aware

Description

Trail begins through tall brush and then clears out to open grass and rocky terrain. Half way up you'll encounter a very steep section of the trail which almost becomes a scramble. Its a bit of a challenge with a full pack. Once you make it to Copper Lake the trail runs on the north side of the lake through a boulder field. Once you reach the west end of the lake, there is a very nice area to camp. You have the option to hike on to the west and climb Stinking Water Peak.

Flora & Fauna

Mosquitos

Shared By:

Mark Adlard Stonepipe Adventures

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#299

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August 2012 - Making it across the north west side of copper lake
Nov 27, 2019 near Yellows…, WY
August 2012 - Enjoying a sunrise at copper lake
Nov 27, 2019 near Yellows…, WY
August 2012 - on our way
Nov 27, 2019 near Yellows…, WY
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Dec 1, 2019 near Yellows…, WY
August 2012 - Copper Lake
Nov 27, 2019 near Yellows…, WY

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