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Laguna del Caminante via the Andorra Valley

 
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Length

15.9 Miles 25.6 Kilometers

85%

Runnable

100%

Singletrack

Elevation

3,313' 1,010 m

Ascent

-3,305' -1,007 m

Descent

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

54%

Max Grade (29°)

2,127' 648 m

High

680' 207 m

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Amazing sweeping landscapes to a secluded Laguna.

John Maurizi

Overview

The trail proceeds up the Andorra Valley to Laguna del Caminante. A perfect place to camp at a secluded Laguna with a waterfall surrounded by snow capped peaks.
Features: Lake — Views — Waterfall — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: No Dogs

Need to Know

The trail is usually muddy at the beginning and just before arriving at the laguna. The trail is typically to backpack to the laguna. Would be a great place to spend the night if you have the time.

Description

From the parking area, pass through a gate and up the trail which is lined with fields of Buttercup flowers. This lasts for about a half mile when you gradually enter the forest. At this point, the trail gets incredibly muddy. Some attempts at at trail maintenance are apparent with logs placed across the trail but have sunk into the mud. There is really no way around this and it last more nearly 3/4 of a mile.

At the 6 mile mark, the trail begins to climb and occasionally very steep. When you finally emerge from the forest, you arrive at a trail junction. To the left is the Canadon De La Oveja Trail. To the right is the Laguna del Caminante Trail. Turn right onto a sloping green field with plenty of wild flowers. The trail is steep but offers great views. After rounding a corner the trail levels out and after a short distance you have to descend a very steep drainage to arrive at the Laguna. There are some great camping spots here and a good place for lunch.

Return the way you came.

Flora & Fauna

I encountered a small group of wild horses that shared the trail with me for a while.

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