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    Crater Trail

    Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
    Distance1.0mi
    Elevation Gain904ft
    Trailhead Elevation10,760ft
    Top11,482ft
    Elevation Min/Max10760/11482ft
    Elevation Start/End10760/10760ft

    Crater Trail

    Crater Trail is a hiking trail in Larimer County and Grand County, Colorado. It is within Rocky Mountain National Park. It is a mile long and begins at 10,760 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 904 feet. The Crater trailhead parking is near the trailhead.

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    snellville, GA
    Pathfinder | 86 pts
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    10/3/2008
    Great little trail, but TOUGH. Gains 730 ft in elevation in 1 mile. The view is probably awesome, but we were enveloped in a snow storm! Would love to go back in warmer weather. Didn't see any sheep.
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    "From a flower-filled meadow, this track climbs through mature subalpine forest to break onto terrain of tiny tundra plants. It ends at an overlook of picturesquely eroded volcanic rock. Most people climbing the steep trail to The Crater on Specimen Mountain hope to see bighorn sheep. Their chances for success are good. Binoculars likely will be welcome, but the sheep may decide to throng 50 feet away or not show up at all. Even without sheep, the trail compacts many fine experiences into a short length. The wet meadow at the base can be an explosion of subalpine wildflower color after the middle of the summer." Read more

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    Rocky Mountain National Park
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    Rocky Mountain National Park
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    Moderate
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    Rocky Mountain National Park
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    USGS Fall River Pass
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