DISTANCE
29.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
10016 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
15 days ago

I did a little more than this, reaching precipice lake and the pass after. As of late May, it was still fully covered with snow to go this far, but no snow if you only reach Hamilton lake.
Also, I did this back and forth in a day hike, about 36 miles. Very doable since up to Hamilton lake (and even later - up to where there was snow) the trail is extremely well marked and easy to follow, you can do 3 miles/hour easily