Nelson's Trail (#672)
ElevationAscent: 758' 231 m
Descent: -1,144' -349 m
High: 10,980' 3,347 m
Low: 9,943' 3,031 m
GradeAvg Grade: 15% (9°)
Max Grade: 60% (31°)
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“A steep steady climb that is heavily rooted, rutted, and rocky, giving access to Mount Rosa Summit Trail (#673).”— K Keiter
This trail connects St. Mary Falls Trail (#624) with the Pipeline Trail (#668) via Foresters Trail (#701) and is the main passageway to the Mount Rosa Summit Trail (#673).
The Nelson's Trail (#672) is a steep steady climb that is heavily rooted, rutted, and rocky on both sides of the Mount Rosa ridge line. Either way you ascend or descend requires careful footing to ensure hips, knees, ankles and feet remain uninjured. The trail carries travelers through heavily forested areas and to almost 11,000 feet where at time a glimpse of a spectacular view can be had.
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