Photos of Thurston Peak via Francis Peak Road

DISTANCE
7.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,801 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

snow

hiking
5 days ago

I usually will do this hike after and before they close the gate every year. I try to hit when there is still snow on top. This can be a crowded area and tends to be a hotter hike the later you wait. Sometimes I will just catch a ride up and hike down to Fernwood. This is a well traveled trail with wonderful views of both valleys.