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This is a fairly short hike to a mountain summit above timberline. It passes through a spruce-fir forest then up to the alpine tundra for the last half mile. Once on top you have a beautiful 360 degree view of the surrounding area including Mt. Evans, Pikes Peak, Longs Peak, and Denver . It is great to take kids and a picnic lunch.

Directions: From Idaho Springs, Exit I-70 in Idaho Springs at exit 240. Go south on Colorado Highway 103. The trailhead is located 5 miles east of Echo Lake on Colorado Highway 103.

Elevation: 10,800 feet

Ending Elevation: 11,709 feet

Elevation Gain: 909 feet

Distance: 1.5 miles

Usage: Moderate

Difficulty: Easy

 
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Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, Colorado


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