North Tenmile Trail

Eagles Nest Wilderness Area, Colorado

Elevation Gain699ft
Trailhead Elevation10,007ft
Elevation Min/Max9712/10083ft
Elevation Start/End10007/10012ft

North Tenmile Trail

North Tenmile Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Summit County, Colorado. It is within Eagles Nest Wilderness Area and White River National Forest. It is 1.4 miles long and begins at 10,007 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 699 feet. This trail connects with the following: Gore Range Trail and North Ten Mile Trail.

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Colorado's Quiet Winter Trails (Colorado Mountain Club Press)
Dave Muller
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"The North Tenmile Creek Trail leads into the Eagles Nest Wilderness with the creek always on the left. After 3. 5 miles through forest and meadow, it reaches a junction with the Gore Range Trail. This will be the turnaround point for this tour. Start out to the west from the road barrier and quickly take two right forks. Because of the steep trail, the skier may wish to walk up this initial segment. Blue diamond markers on the trees clarify the route. After almost 2 miles, enter the Eagles Nest Wilderness at a sign in a meadow. Continue the next 1.6 miles to a junction with the Gore Range Trail. The left fork rises to Uneva Pass, and the trail on the right leads to Eccles Pass." Read more
Winter Trails: Colorado-The Best Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe Trails (Falcon Guides)
Andy Lightbody and Kathy Mattoon
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"North Tenmile Creek is a good choice for a tour because no motorized vehicles are allowed in the Eagles Nest Wilderness Area. You’re then alone with canyons carved thousands of years ago by glaciers and the towering snow-capped peaks of Wichita Mountain, at 10,855 feet, and Chief Mountain, at 10,880 feet. From the trailhead, head west. The first 0.5 mile of the trail is somewhat intimidating and exhilarating because of a steep climb up into the trees. If you are snowshoeing, definitely plan on carrying ski poles; if you are skiing, you should have “skins” for the steep ascent." Read more

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Trail Information

Eagles Nest Wilderness Area
Nearby City
Eagles Nest Wilderness Area
Additional Use
White River National Forest
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Dec 2018