Ten Mile Peak to Peak (Tenmile Range Traverse)

HARD 6 reviews
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Ten Mile Peak to Peak (Tenmile Range Traverse) is a 21.1 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Frisco, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from August until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
21.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
8061 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

snow

backpacking
1 month ago

Finally got back here to bag this one. Backpacked it. First night on Royal, second night at Lower Crystal Lake. Beautiful hike, but extremely tough. Class 3-4 scrambling until the summit of Peak 4. Enjoy.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

mountain biking
3 months ago

hiking
Monday, September 26, 2016

EXTREMELY difficult traverse of all 10 peaks in the Ten Mile range. Very technical class 3 scrambling most of the way between peaks 1-4, with several spots I would consider class 4. Did this in some pretty fierce wind and snow and had to bail out after peak 3 to the valley to the east and loop back around to the start. Very disappointing, but you don't mess with Mother Nature. This is a serious hike for serious hikers. Do your research and know what you are getting yourself into. Amazing hike though. I will be back for the rest of it in August when the snow has subsided.

hiking
Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Started at Copper Mountain. Somewhat sketchy in the beginning as you traverse I-70 over a street bridge with a pedestrian section, only then you can see the trailhead. You hear I-70 noise for about a mile, but once in the wilderness the trail is all worth it. Lots of water crossing, and mud-fields, so bring your waterproof shoes. Constantly (strenuously) ascending for 5 miles until you reach lost lake which is a marvel. Continue for a mile up the Uneva pass which offers views to both sides. There is a trail leading to your right for about 0.4 mile but its a dead-end. The trail crossing down into ten-mile is very difficult to discern as it switches back from the main-trail on the top of the pass. We didn't go through with the descent into ten-mile as we could see large snow-fields covering the trail on steep slopes and dark clouds coming up and didn't want to risk it, hence returned the same way for a total of 12.8 miles. We saw NOBODY on the trail. Start really early to avoid the weather risk on the pass.