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Big Stack Gap Branch Trail #139

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1.8 Miles 2.9 Kilometers


60%

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1,473' 449 m

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16%

Avg Grade (9°)

47%

Max Grade (25°)

3,387' 1,032 m

High

1,913' 583 m

Low

Shared By Ben King

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A tough climb with rewarding views.

Ben King

Dogs Off-leash

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

From the intersection with Slickrock Creek Trail, the trail follows Big Stack Branch for the first 0.4 miles, along a relatively flat section of trail.

The trail then veers off to the right away from the creek and begins a strenuous climb with very few switchbacks to break it up, 1000 feet in one mile. If you need water, there is a small spring around 1.2 miles in.

The intense climb rewards you with incredible views as you come out onto the ridge at the top, around mile 1.4. After a brief flat spell along the ridge, you begin the last push up to Fodderstack Horse Trail #95. There is a decent campsite at this junction, but the nearest water is the aforementioned spring.

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