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blueBlack Summit Trail

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1.0 mile 1.5 kilometer point to point
47% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 936' 285 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 11,326' 3,452 m
Low: 10,390' 3,167 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 19% (11°)
Max Grade: 36% (20°)

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Trail shared by Emily Duffin

Experience amazing views all along this trail to the summit of Elk Camp.

Emily Duffin

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

Description

The Summit Trail starts off the Sierra Club Loop. While it's a steep climb with some scrambling, the view at the top is definitely worth the climb. Along the way, enjoy a small viewpoint that looks out over Snowmass and into a big tree. This spot also works great as a resting point. The going is tough so it will take you a chunk of time to climb to the top. The trail is rated as a Black Diamond because of the scrambling rocks and the steepness. You can take the chairlift down (closes at 3pm) or run back down if your knees can stand it!

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Sep 22, 2018
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