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blue Slate Creek Trail

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4.8 mile 7.7 kilometer point to point
83% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,832' 559 m
Descent: -32' -10 m
High: 10,893' 3,320 m
Low: 9,069' 2,764 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 35% (19°)

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Trail shared by aaron moore

A trail to a remote alpine lake in the Gore Range makes for great running

aaron moore

Features Lake · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

After the up and down of the Gore Range Trail, you'll come to the intersection of the Slate Creek Trail and the Gore Range Trail. There is an abandoned old cabin in disrepair at this intersection which is a good marker. If coming from the south, turn left here and enjoy amazing views as you make your way towards Slate Lake and Upper Slate Lake.

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!

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