La Plata Ellingwood Ridge is a 9.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Twin Lakes, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4,819 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

snow

hiking
1 month ago

This was a second attempt. The first was due to getting lost under treeline and realizing too much time had been wasted. This is a LONG attempt, and requires perfect weather. Wet rocks alone pose a respectful hazard. The plan was to camp at treeline, among the tree patches and get a reasonable start start; 6 AM. At a modest pace, 7 hours for the full ridge. Water consumption was something that needed to be rationed - bring a filter for your descent. As dark clouds rolled in mid day - forecast 0%, we turned back at halfway. Views were priceless and the route has few other travelers. Absolutely loved it!!! Looked upon La Plata and easily saw a crowd of two dozen. We had the company of two other awesome hikers for the entire day...,

hiking
Sunday, July 16, 2017

Do your homework before attempting this.

Monday, April 17, 2017

The southwest route is very pretty with a lot of solidarity. a cool abandoned mine cave and a lot of flyless birds on the way!

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

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Saturday, July 06, 2013