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The Tenmile Meadows Trail is located south of Frisco. The Peaks and Miners Creek Trails are followed to reach Tenmile Meadows, at the base of Tenmile Peak and Peak 3. Expect mountain bikers and vehicles near Rainbow Lake. While passing around this lake, watch for the small hiker symbols located at questionable intersections. These will direct you along the correct trail.

The gently rolling Peaks Trail takes the hiker around the West Shore of Rainbow Lake, before connecting with the Miners Creek Trail. From this junction, it is a 2 mile gradual climb through evergreen forest to the open meadows at the base of Tenmile Peak and Peak 3. Spectacular views of these peaks and of the Front Range make this area an excellent lunch or camping area.

A primitive trail continues from the meadow to cross the Tenmile Range. Hikers interested in a longer, more challenging trip should consult the Miners Creek Trail for more information.

Directions: From Beaver Creek, Travel 34 miles east on I-70 to the first Frisco exit (#201). From the exit, proceed toward town. A short distance from the interchange, turn right into a parking area for the Ten Mile Canyon bike path. Park here and take the bike path toward Frisco. Travel for approximately 1/2 mile along the bike path, to where the Peaks Trail takes off on the right (roughly Second Street). Look across the small clearing for a blue diamond on a tree, marking the start of the Peaks Trail. Follow the Peaks Trail (marked with blue diamonds) for approx 3 miles until you reach the junctions with the Miners Creek Trail. Take the Miners Creek Trail to the meadows beneath Tenmile Peak.

Elevation: 9,200 feet

Ending Elevation: 11,200 feet

Elevation Gain: 2,000 feet

Distance: 5.0 miles

Usage: Light to Moderate

Difficulty: Strenuous

 
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White River National Forest, Colorado


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