DISTANCE
18.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4,530 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

backpacking
Sunday, August 20, 2017

We did this one as part of our backpacking route on the Gore Range Trail so I can't speak to the out and back route. This pass is just great. It's a slow and steady incline with constant views of copper and peak 1 (I think). We started at wheeler junction (south of wheeler lakes) and took the Gore trail the whole way. I would definitely recommend and do this hike again.