Lenawee Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"The Lenawee Trail provides some fantastic views of Summit County and into Eagle County as you wind your way along the alpine tundra. The trail climbs 1,650 feet in the first 2 miles through thick forest. Once above treeline the trail mellows a little and the views are expansive the higher you climb. The long ridge of Lenawee Mountain lies before you. Eventually you traverse its south flank to a narrow ridge with a rocky outcrop. Continue along the trail, dropping to the top of Arapahoe Basin’s Zuma Lift for more fantastic views and colorful wildflowers. Keep an eye open for mountain goats!"
--Maryann Gaug, Best Hikes Near Breckenridge and Vail (Falcon Guides).
"Summer hiking is at its best with alpine flowers, twin summits and a chance to spot mountain goats. This is a moderately steep hike to a ridge and a high peak overlooking three lovely mountain valleys. The off-trail portion of this hike is above timberline, proceeding easily up a grassy ridge, which by Week 26 should be bedecked with myriad alpine flowers. This south-facing ridge is also prime breeding ground for white tailed ptarmigan. Sharp-eyed hikers can spot nests in June or early July, usually partially concealed in the short willows near treeline. By late July, hens move into the fellfields farther upslope on the ridge, with their broods of chicks trailing behind. Also, keep an eye out for mountain goats, north of the summit, along the ridge toward Grizzly Peak."
--Dave Muller, The Colorado Year Round Outdoor Guide (Colorado Mountain Club Press).
Great hike. Beautiful views, saw mountain goats, and marmuts. The duration listed is allot longer then necessary. It took me 90 minutes up and about 60 back. First 2 miles is pretty strenuouse with about 2000 ft of elevation gain.
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