Missouri Mountain Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,393' 425 m
Descent: -2,238' -682 m
High: 13,989' 4,264 m
Low: 11,763' 3,585 m
GradeAvg Grade: 22% (12°)
Max Grade: 63% (32°)
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“Enjoy the spectacular scenery as you head to the summit of Missouri Mountain.”— Mike Langenkamp
Over 99% of this trail is above timberline. Run it early in the day to avoid afternoon thunderstorms in the spring and summer. The only trees are at the western extreme of the trail above Clohesy Lake.
The standard route to the summit of Missouri Mountain begins at the Missouri Gulch Trail and intersects Missouri Mountain Trail on its eastern side. Because of this the eastern portion of the trail gets quite busy.
The western side of the trail from Clohesy Lake involves a steeper ascent over loose talus and is the most difficult portion of the trail.
Most folks only run a portion of this trail to reach the summit and then double back. The scenery along the length of the trail is outstanding with unobstructed views in all directions.
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