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Alpine Mine Trail #206.1A

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A lung-busting climb leads to beautiful views and a piece of Ouray's vibrant mining history.


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Map Key

1.2

Miles

1.9

KM

58%

Runnable

10,954' 3,339 m

High

9,923' 3,024 m

Low

1,031' 314 m

Up

19' 6 m

Down

17%

Avg Grade (10°)

45%

Max Grade (24°)

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Description

From its junction with the Weehawken Trail #206, a series of steep switchbacks brings the Alpine Mine Trail to a lofty vantage over Yankee Boy Basin and the surrounding 13,000 foot peaks. Leveling for a brief respite on a narrow ledge just 6/10ths of a mile from the split, the trail then shuttles you towards an exposed ledge perched high above a steep and eroding drainage.

Wrapping the mountainside towards the head of the drainage, the trail meets with what little remains of the Alpine Mine. With another quick burst along the opposite side of the drainage, the trail crescendos as it gains the overlook’s ridge just shy of 11,000 feet, some 3,000 feet above Ouray.

Flora & Fauna

Deer, mountain goat and bighorn, as well the occasional mountain lion or bear can be sighted along any of the Ouray area trails.

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Shared By:

Caroline Cordsen

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  4.0 from 2 votes

#10

in Ouray

#11223

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in Ouray

#1,048

in Colorado

#11,223

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When a day doesn't turn out quite as planned, you find sometimes the best things are not what you came for.
May 12, 2017 near Ouray, CO
These are a few of the remains of the Alpine Mine.
May 12, 2017 near Ouray, CO
Nearing the end, this questionable traverse across what looks to me like an avalanche chute turned me around twice this winter, but garners no issues come summer.
May 12, 2017 near Ouray, CO

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