Pitkin Lake Backcountry Hike - Mountain Lakes

Pitkin Lake Backcountry Hike - Mountain Lakes
Registration Begins
Last Day To Register
6/30/2019 4:00 PM
Age Requirement
Birthdate cannot be after 7/1/2005
318 Walking Mountains Lane
Avon, CO 81620, US
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One of the longest and most arduous of East Vail hikes, hikers usually encounter snow until the latest of the summer months! The first mile of the trail is strenuous as it climbs steeply out of the Vail Valley. Fallen trees along the trail are evidence of past avalanches. The grade levels out somewhat as the trail passes through mature aspen groves and spruce-fir forests and a series of moraines from an ancient glacial retreat. After a number of false summits, the trail reaches Pitkin Lake, nestled beneath an arc of gray granite in the alpine tundra.

  • Difficulty: Black
  • Length: 10
  • Elevation Gain: 3,000
  • Peak Elevation: 11,365
  • Highlights: Mountain Views / Alpine / Waterfall / Streams & Creeks

Registration closes at 4:00 pm the day before the hike. 

$80.00 per Participant

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