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Blixt Trail #508.1A

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Trail

2.8 mile 4.5 kilometer point to point
52% Runnable
Extremely Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 2,844' 867 m
Descent: -148' -45 m
High: 13,168' 4,014 m
Low: 10,323' 3,147 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 20% (12°)
Max Grade: 37% (20°)

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An old mining road starting at approximately 9,800 feet in elevation and ending just over 12,000'.

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Forest Trail #508.1A (Blixt Trail) is a non-motorized route that offers a steep climb on an old mining road starting in the Ophir Valley at approximately 9,800 feet in elevation and proceeding up into Bridal Veil Basin at just over 12,000 feet.

The southern end of the trail begins on Forest Road #630 then proceeds above tree line past remnants of historic mining to a high saddle locally known as Oscar's Pass. This 2.8-mile trail then intersects with Wasatch Trail #508 and Bridal Veil Trail #636.

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Jun 27, 2018
Nate Hein

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The steep switchbacks from Oscar's Pass down to Chapman.
Jul 5, 2015 near Telluride, CO
At the top of Oscar's Pass, looking out towards Grant/Swamp Pass.
Jul 5, 2015 near Telluride, CO

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