Slate Creek Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,832' 559 m
Descent: -32' -10 m
High: 10,893' 3,320 m
Low: 9,069' 2,764 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 35% (19°)
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“A trail to a remote alpine lake in the Gore Range makes for great running”— aaron moore
Features Lake · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife
As you head toward the actual mountains of the Gore Range and Slate Lakes, you'll run through amazing open meadows with great views of what is to come. Eventually you'll leave the gentle ascent of the meadows and start a short steep climb to Lower Slate Lake. The lake is a great place for a break, water resupply, and a moment to soak in the views.
If you plan to go to Upper Slate Lake, make sure you are feeling good for a big steep climb. I believe it is only ~2 miles to Upper Slate Lake from the lower lake, but it is a challenging little bit of climbing.
Once at Upper Slate Lake.... enjoy! Take a swim! Relax!