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Upper Cataract Lake Trail #63

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7.3 Miles 11.7 Kilometers


88%

Runnable

1,960' 598 m

Ascent

-480' -146 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

11,937' 3,638 m

High

10,457' 3,187 m

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Shared By Brian Smith

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A beautiful trail leading past pristine mountain lakes.

Brian Smith

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

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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