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Mount Audubon Trail

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An above-treeline basin with a trail meandering to the top of Mount Audubon.


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Map Key

2.1

Miles

3.5

KM

57%

Runnable

13,192' 4,021 m

High

11,423' 3,482 m

Low

1,769' 539 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

16%

Avg Grade (9°)

53%

Max Grade (28°)

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Need to Know

The total roundtrip distance from Mitchell Lake TH is 8.4 miles. Very exposed above treeline so be mindful of afternoon storms.

Runner Notes

The last 600 feet is a large talus field marked by cairns. This is very difficult to run on.

Description

Now above timberline, the Mount Audubon Trail continues to climb in a consistent manner with the exception of two somewhat steeper sections near the middle and end of the trail. The developed trail ends at the saddle where there is a view down into the Coney Lake drainage. For the final mile and 600 vertical feet, follow the piles of rock (cairns) up the talus to the summit.

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Shared By:

Tom Robson with improvements by Aaron Chaleff

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Photos

Looking toward Pawnee Pass from atop Audubon.
Jul 3, 2017 near Nederland, CO
Moose hiding in the marshy tundra.
Jun 18, 2021 near Nederland, CO
Looking north towards RMNP
Jun 18, 2021 near Nederland, CO
A nice, above treeline football field on Audubon. Check out the virga!
Apr 29, 2015 near Nederland, CO
View of the Indian Peaks Wilderness from the summit of Mt Audubon
Aug 12, 2020 near Nederland, CO
Looking to the summit.
Apr 29, 2015 near Nederland, CO

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