Avalanche Creek Trail
ElevationAscent: 3,834' 1,169 m
Descent: -3,834' -1,169 m
High: 10,706' 3,263 m
Low: 7,375' 2,248 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 49% (26°)
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“A gradual climb to Avalanche Lake - a stunning destination deep in the Elk Mountains.”— Jason Smith
After 5 miles, the trail crosses a beautiful meadow called Duley Park before entering groves of ginormous aspens. After another 2 miles or so, look for the intersection with East Creek Trail.
Keep straight, preparing for a notably steep but beautiful segment to the intersection with Capitol Creek Trail after 10 miles. Stay right and you'll arrive on the shores of the stunning Avalanche Lake.
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Land Manager: White River National Forest - Maroon Bells