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West Grouse Creek Trail #2129

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A challenging trail along the creek.


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Map Key

7.7

Miles

12.5

KM

77%

Runnable

11,973' 3,649 m

High

8,823' 2,689 m

Low

3,194' 974 m

Up

921' 281 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

37%

Max Grade (21°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · Lake · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This trail does not let up. It climbs all the way to the pass. You peek out of the trees occasionally along the way for a view of rock outcroppings and open meadows. The last 3/4 of a mile are above treeline and the trail disappears; follow the cairns to the pass. If you lose sight of the next cairn, just keep climbing up to the saddle. You'll find the trail picks up again there, and it heads down the other side near the rock outcropping.

The descent to Lower Turquoise Lake starts with a nice gentle traverse before dropping rapidly to the lake.

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Shared By:

Dan Findley

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  4.0 from 1 vote

#5

in Minturn

#10244

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#5

in Minturn

#974

in Colorado

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Looking west down to Turquoise Lakes from the Grouse Creek Trail.
Apr 17, 2017 near Avon, CO
A small creek crossing along the Grouse Creek Trail.
Apr 17, 2017 near Minturn, CO
The Grouse Creek Trail heads through the cliffs.
Apr 17, 2017 near Minturn, CO
Grouse Mountain in the distance.
Apr 17, 2017 near Minturn, CO
Looking up at Grouse Mountain from below the summit.
Apr 17, 2017 near Avon, CO

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