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Grizzly Peak and Garfield Peak

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7.3 Miles 11.7 Kilometers


68%

Runnable

2,910' 887 m

Ascent

-2,913' -888 m

Descent

15%

Avg Grade (9°)

79%

Max Grade (38°)

13,935' 4,248 m

High

11,369' 3,465 m

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Shared By Taylor Harris

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A lollipop loop to Grizzly Peak followed by Garfield Peak along a ridgeline.

Taylor Harris

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Overview

This is a great run away from the crowds. Enjoy a beautiful basin and summiting two 13ers. Adding Garfield adds some easy class 3 scrambling with limited exposure. Taking on Grizzly alone is class 2.

Description

Follow the jeep road past the La Plata trailhead and take a right at each fork. If you make it to the gate at the end of the jeep trail, the full loop is seven miles total, and you'll summit both mountains or six miles if you turn around at the top of Grizzly Peak and make it an out-and-back on the Grizzly Peak East Ridge.

There is a lot of scree on the way up the trail to Grizzly on the Garfield/Grizzly Peak Southeast Approach. Mostly a class 2 run but with some easy class 3 moves if you tack on Garfield.

Please note that there aren't official trail markers, and that the terrain is rocky with sections that require scrambling. Come prepared with a route map (paper and compass can be indispensable here!) and some proper shoes.

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