DISTANCE
9.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,010 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

camping

hiking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

backpacking
17 days ago

Great trail! I left Grand Lake Lodge @ 5:50am & made it to Big Meadow in a little over 1.5hrs...stopped several times on the way up. Spotted 2 big bull moose about 15min south of Paintbrush campsite & several mule dear on the way up the trail. Thought the trail was light and no traffic early in the morning. Back to the lodge in time for breakfast with the fam.