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Gourd Lake Trail

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A switchbacking climb to reach Gourd Lake.


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3.2

Miles

5.2

KM

78%

Runnable

11,165' 3,403 m

High

9,575' 2,918 m

Low

1,595' 486 m

Up

4' 1 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

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Features Lake · Views · Wildflowers

Description

This trail climbs 1,270 through a series of switchback to reach Gourd Lake in just 2.5 miles. From the start off of the Buchanan Pass Trail, the grade continues at a moderate but steady clip until it levels out as it approaches the water. The singletrack continues around the north side of the lake and climbs steeply for less than 0.3 miles to reach a tarn (small mountain lake) where the trail ends.

There are several good spots to pitch a tent at the start of the Gourd Lake Trail and higher up on the east side of the lake.

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Shared By:

Thomas David Kehoe

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  4.3 from 3 votes

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  4.3 from 3 votes
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#732

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#8,672

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A very peaceful little spot
Apr 28, 2018 near Grand Lake, CO
On the way to Gourd Lake.
Jul 16, 2018 near Grand Lake, CO

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