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Lion's Back Trail

Intermediate
 3.4 (5)

A wide fire road connecting Twin Elk Lake with Twin Elk Falls Overlook.


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1.0

Miles

1.6

KM

90%

Runnable

9,123' 2,781 m

High

8,857' 2,700 m

Low

266' 81 m

Up

4' 1 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

13%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · Views

Park is open every day, and hours vary by season. $7 entry fee for day use.

Description

This fire road climbs quickly out of Twin Elk Lake. This section is not particularly scenic, but it does offer a shorter alternative to the Chimney Rock Trail. After the intersection with the Chimney Rock Trail (.7 miles), the road levels out into a sparse but very pretty section of deciduous trees that is awesome in the fall.

The last 100 yards of the trail is steep and rocky, climbing to Elk Falls Overook. The overlook offers great views of the surrounding valley and the falls below. The last section of the trail is off limits to cyclists and it is common to see mountain bikes stacked at this point.

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Shared By:

Chris Fa

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  3.4 from 5 votes

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Looking West from the Elk Falls overlook.
Oct 20, 2016 near Pine, CO

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