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blue Surprise Lake Trail #62

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Trail

2.6 mile 4.2 kilometer point to point
76% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,361' 415 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 9,988' 3,044 m
Low: 8,627' 2,630 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 34% (19°)

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Trail shared by Brian Smith

A beautiful trail which climbs to Surprise lake, a serene mountain lake.

Brian Smith

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers

Description

Surprise Lake is in the northern portion of the Gore Range in the Eagles Nest Wilderness. The beginning of the trail passes through aspen groves and spruce/fir forests. Eventually, the trail climbs steadily up to the lake. Surprise Lake is nestled in the trees and is a great place to relax and enjoy the scenery. An abundance of wildflowers can be seen from mid-June through early July along this trail.

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