Raven's Ridge to Lake Peak Loop
ElevationAscent: 2,650' 808 m
Descent: -2,630' -802 m
High: 12,321' 3,756 m
Low: 10,262' 3,128 m
GradeAvg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 63% (32°)
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“A fun loop that has it all: singletrack, steep climbs, exposed ridges and a couple summits.”— Peter Olson
As you break free from treeline, continue uphill to the shoulder of Deception Peak (once you get there, you realize there is another peak higher just over there). Traverse the rocky and exposed ridgeline to the top of Lake Peak. From Lake Peak, drop toward the east and the treeless Penitente Peak. Look for Big Horn sheep up here as they like to hang out in this area.
From the top of Penitente, follow the Skyline Trail #251 down, down, and down to the Winsor National Recreation Trail at Puerto Nambe. A lot of the dead-fall has recently been cleared, so the trail is in great shape. Follow the Winsor National Recreation Trail back to the ski area parking lot. This part of the run crosses a couple of streams so your faithful pooch can get water and you can refill your bottles, but you MUST treat the water.
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