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Squaretop Mountain Scramble

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Trail Mapped Wrong?

Length

1.7 Miles 2.8 Kilometers

54%

Runnable

Elevation

1,717' 523 m

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0' 0 m

Descent

19%

Avg Grade (11°)

55%

Max Grade (29°)

13,744' 4,189 m

High

12,027' 3,666 m

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A broad summit with 360 degree views.

aaron moore

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From the west side of Guanella Pass, start your journey towards Squaretop Lakes on the South Park Trail. It is ~2 miles to the lakes at the base of Squaretop Mountain and the Lakes themselves. When I went, the trail was clearly defined through the willows, however, I have read different trip reports of people having some troubles depending on the time of year.

Once at the lakes, make your way up the east-facing grassy slopes of Squaretop. I didn't see a real trail; I just followed the path of least resistance to the large, broad summit of Squaretop. This is not to say there is not a trail, I just didn't see one as I was descending.

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