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Holly Lake

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A steep trail with no respite, where you'll be rewarded with alpine lake views.


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Map Key

0.9

Miles

1.4

KM

64%

Runnable

9,724' 2,964 m

High

9,126' 2,782 m

Low

598' 182 m

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0' 0 m

Down

13%

Avg Grade (7°)

26%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Lake · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers

Description

The lower portion of Holly Lake trail starts in the trees and passes a designated group campsite. Continue through the trees and the trail finally pops out into a small meadow. From here you'll have great views of Holly Lake and Paintbrush Divide.

Take a quick dip in this freezing alpine lake, or just soak up the views. Whatever you do, don't neglect the views of the surrounding peaks. Specifically Mt. Woodring (11,518') to the north, and The Jaw (11,327')/Mt. Saint John (11,379') to the south.

After these breathtaking views, steel yourself. The finish of this trail is very steep. Head southwest from the Lake as the trail winds its way back to Paintbrush Canyon. After Holly Lake trail winds back to the right, you'll finally be on Paintbrush Canyon. If you're headed to Paintbrush Divide, good luck. If Holly Lake was your final destination, nice work!

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Shared By:

Tom Robson

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  3.0 from 1 vote

#25

in West

#25350

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#25

in West

#465

in Wyoming

#25,350

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Photos

Leigh Lake and Jackson Lake from the Holly Lake camp site
Nov 16, 2020 near Alta, WY
Holly Lake and Jackson Lake from the ascent to Paintbrush Divide
Nov 16, 2020 near Alta, WY
Holly Lake
Nov 16, 2020 near Alta, WY
Jackson Lake from Paintbrush Canyon.
Nov 16, 2020 near Alta, WY

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