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Upper Cataract Lake Trail #63

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7.3 Miles 11.7 Kilometers

 

88% 

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1,960' 598 m

Ascent

-480' -146 m

Descent

11,937' 3,638 m

High

10,457' 3,187 m

Low

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

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A beautiful trail leading past pristine mountain lakes.

Brian Smith

Overview

Features: Birding — Fall Colors — Lake — River/Creek — Views — Waterfall — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: Leashed

Description

Upper Cataract Lake is in the Eagles Nest Wilderness area in the Gore Range mountains. It is a beautiful lake that sits on the edge of tree line and has dramatic views of Eagles Nest Peak. The climb from the trailhead is steady and steep at times as it climbs through lodgepole pines, aspen groves and spruce/fir forests.

Past the lake, this trail continues to another beautiful lake, Mirror Lake, before ascending along the northern flanks of Eagles Nest to a terminating junction on Elliot Ridge.

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