Alpine Way Trail
ElevationAscent: 3,311' 1,009 m
Descent: -3,157' -962 m
High: 8,032' 2,448 m
Low: 6,409' 1,953 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 30% (17°)
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“This trail skirts the range from Sunny Gulch to Stanley Lake.”— Joseph States
Features Birding · Commonly Backpacked · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife
After you gain elevation, the trail slips around Williams Peak for a peek at Marshall Lake. Head on into Marshall Lake and check it out before heading down and out to the east. The next thing you know, you'll pass the Meadow Creek Trail.
Looking for more trail time? Continue onto Iron Creek where this trail merges with Iron Creek - Stanley Lake #640 Trail. You'll share a path with the Iron Creek - Stanley Lake #640 Trail for about 0.6 miles before continuing north as it cuts back and away. Note: At this point, you could head up to Alpine Lake and Sawtooth Lake via Iron Creek - Stanley Lake #640.
At this point, you are committed to another 7 miles if you press on to Stanley Lake. That is 6 miles to meet up with the other end of Iron Creek - Stanley Lake #640 Trail and 1 mile down to the lake and parking area. (Yes, you leave and meet the same trail but save many miles and a ton of elevation).
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