Mount Powell Summit Trail

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Mount Powell Summit Trail is a 9.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Vail, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
9.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3166 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

backpacking
4 months ago

This basin just north of PineyLake offers great seclusion. The trail shown is actually just up to Knee Knocker Pass. (Looking over to the Northside of the Gore Range.) The Mount Powell summit is to the north, up a series of trail-less airy shelfs. (And adds a couple more hours of adventure.) I actually came face to face with an eagle as I pulled myself up to one...!

hiking
Monday, June 27, 2016

Breath taking. Literally and figuratively speaking.