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Clear Lake Trail

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8.0 mile 12.9 kilometer point to point
88% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 2,259' 688 m
Descent: -428' -130 m
High: 10,566' 3,221 m
Low: 8,473' 2,583 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 32% (18°)

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Trail shared by Tom Robson with improvements by J P

A great route for long-distance runners, this trail ends at a stunning lake.

Tom Robson

Features Fall Colors · Fishing · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

No fires above timberline.

Description

The trail leads to a high alpine lake with spectacular views. You can also access the Canadian Trail, Kelly Lake Trail, and the N. Canadian Yurt on the way.

The trail is relatively flat and very wide (used by vehicles in winter) until the final 2 miles, which has plenty of loose rocks and is very steep. About half of your elevation gain occurs here. Save plenty of energy and water for the push up to the lake. You'll be rewarded at the top.

If you're looking for a remote and sheltered hiking experience, this trail is for you!

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Clear Lake.
Sep 19, 2016 near Walden, CO

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