Mitchell Lake Trail Out and Back
ElevationAscent: 864' 263 m
Descent: -863' -263 m
High: 11,387' 3,471 m
Low: 10,524' 3,208 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)
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“An easily accessible, high alpine lake trail surrounded by stunning aspens.”— Tom Robson
If you can, be sure to hit this run on a nice fall day. The aspens in this area are amazing!
Be careful and courteous when passing other pedestrians - you'll encounter many hikers on this route!
Another 1.5 miles of trail takes you up a slope, then along the creek in an open valley to Blue Lake. This lake lies at tree line below Mount Toll (elevation 12,979 feet), a cone-shaped pinnacle on the Continental Divide. When snowy, it is very easy to lose the trail and close attention is necessary.
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