Buckskin Pass Trail
ElevationAscent: 2,692' 821 m
Descent: -1,695' -517 m
High: 12,458' 3,797 m
Low: 10,137' 3,090 m
GradeAvg Grade: 12% (7°)
Max Grade: 37% (21°)
Current trail conditions
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“A very popular but steep day run often used as a starting point for extended backpacking trips.”— Tom Robson
The Maroon Bells Scenic Area is a recreation fee area; there is a mandatory fee. The Interagency, Senior & Golden Access Passes are honored.
The trail continues its steep ascent exiting the gulch into an alpine meadow with Buckskin Pass looming ahead. A trail sign for the Maroon-Snowmass /Willow Lake junction appears in another 1/2 mile. Take the left fork which continues to follow the Maroon-Snowmass Trail through the meadow to a series of switchbacks that climb steeply to Buckskin Pass. If running beyond the pass, the next available campsites are 2 miles ahead.
Land Manager: White River National Forest - Maroon Bells