Culture to Cockscomb Overlook Out-and-Back
ElevationAscent: 967' 295 m
Descent: -966' -295 m
High: 4,858' 1,481 m
Low: 4,230' 1,289 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 38% (21°)
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“From Cultural Park Drive up to Cockscomb Overlook.”— Seth Jayson
From the parking area, take Girdner Trail, which is fairly easy. At the junction with Western Civilization stay left leaving Girdner Trail behind (on some maps this section is called Last Frontier), and cross the creek. Watch for steep sections as they can be a little loose in places.
Stay on this trail another 0.5 mile; look for the split for Western Civilization to the right heading up toward Cockscomb Trail. Last Frontier goes left and heads south back toward town. About 3.75 miles in you'll reach Cockscomb Trail; bear left at the junction. Shortly after you'll turn left again heading for the overlook, where you'll be rewarded with good views and the opportunity to take in your entire ascent.
Return the way you came.