Camas Creek Trail
ElevationAscent: 628' 191 m
Descent: -424' -129 m
High: 4,056' 1,236 m
Low: 3,767' 1,148 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)
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“A nice combination of forested trail with large meadows backdropped by epic mountains.”— Jake Bramante
About 1.5 miles in, you come to Christensen Meadow which is an expansive meadow. The views are good, but not great, however this is a great place to look for animals. The trail goes into a mixed burned and unburned forest for a little over a mile, then opens back up to the picturesque Rogers Meadow. Camas Creek has slowed down and snakes in large loops through the meadow that is ringed with a lodgepole forest. Heavens Peak, Mt. Vaught, and Stanton Mountain provide an impressive backdrop. This meadow is amazing habitat for a variety of wildlife, so take your time and look for anything from river otters to moose.
From there, the trail enters a pleasant lodgepole forest. Unfortunately, the trail never comes very close to the quaint Rogers Lake, but you do get a couple of slight glimpses. The trail intersects the West Lakes Trail that heads over to Trout Lake, but there is a creek ford of Camas Creek. In the spring, this ford can be very dangerous with high, fast and incredibly cold water. This trail makes for a nice out and back, particularly to Rogers Meadow.
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