Blue Creek Trail #620
ElevationAscent: 39' 12 m
Descent: -1,703' -519 m
High: 8,965' 2,733 m
Low: 7,268' 2,215 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)
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“An excellent backcountry descent that will leave you with a smile and maybe a few scratches.”— Adam McGowen
The Blue Creek drainage has numerous beaver ponds along its entire length and supports a large number of trout. Along the creek, there is a great diversity of plants and shrubs as well: Dogwood, Serviceberry, Chokecherry, Hawthorn, Mountain Ash, Wolfberry, Alder, Mountain Mahogany, and Willow. The trail offers many scenic vistas and opportunities for viewing wildlife as well.
Most of the trail is fairly smooth and not too rugged, but there are a few rocky sections interspersed. Most of the difficulty of the trail results from thick overgrowth that creates surprises around every turn. This trail is frequented by the local bear population as well based on the amount of scat along the entire length.
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