Surprise Trail Topo Map

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The wooden footbridge directly south of the parking lot marks the trail’s beginning. From here, hikers enter the wilderness area, gradually ascending a stand of mature aspen trees followed by a lodgepole pine forest. Just beyond 0.7 mile, youngsters may need a hand crossing the log bridge spanning the creek. This can serve as a destination for beginning hikers. The meadow at 1 mile, another good turnaround, is blanketed in a cornucopia of flowers in July and August. Purple lupines and lavender asters complement yellow daisylike flowers; towering over your shortest hiker is false hellebore. Its large pleated leaves protrude from stalks 3 to 6 feet high topped by a branched cluster of yellow-green flowers. Youngsters enjoy playing hide-and-seek in these tall stands of plant life. Bigger kids are interested in learning how Native Americans once used the leaves of the big plant to lower blood pressure and slow the heartbeat.
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Silverthorne, Colorado

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