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This trail starts at the road closure at Buckingham Park operated by Boulder Count Parks department. It loops over a high ridge separating the North Fork Middle Boulder Creek/Jasper Creek drainage at 11,140 ft. It passes Diamond Lake, an extremely heavily used site with considerable damage along the shore from overuse. It then goes on to intersect with Chittenden Mountain Trail and Devils Thumb Lake Trail.

There is a great deal of private land in the area. Please obey signs and stay on trails.

Directions: From Eldora, Travel west on CR #130 and then northwest on CR #111 to the 4th of July/Buckingham Park Campground. Hiking alternatives include Diamond Lake Trail from Hessie, Arapaho Glacier Trail from Rainbow Lakes, and Arapaho Pass from Monarch Lake (Hot Sulfur District).

Elevation: 10,121 feet

Ending Elevation: 10,700 feet

Elevation Gain: 579 feet

Distance: 4.5 miles

Usage: Extremely Heavy

Difficulty: Moderate

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Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, Colorado

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