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Native Lake Trail Hike

Saturday, September 09: All day event

The Native Lake Hike has been rescheduled to September 9, due to concerns about the weather. Join AHRA's Volunteer Naturalist Bob Hickey and GOCO Naturalist Kerry Dietterich on a high-country hike full of wonder. The trail climbs through forested terrain and several clearings with some stunning view points to the north and east across the Upper Arkansas Valley. After a number of switchbacks and easy creek crossings, the trail arrives at a large grassy mesa at treeline. The trail proceeds across the treeline tundra to the pass and views of Mt. Massive and Native Lake at the pass. After lunch at the pass, we will return via the same trail. Hikers can call AHRA at 719-539-7289 to register or e-mail Kerry at katherine.dietterich@state.co.us for more information.

Destination: Pass above Native Lake on the northeast side of Mt. Massive
Type of Hike: Day Hike, Out-and-Back
Difficulty: Moderate
Total Distance: Approximately 5.7 Miles Round Trip
Start Elevation: 10800 Feet
Highest/Elevation: 11908 Feet (above Native Lake)
Elevation Change: +/- 1200 Feet
Approximate Hiking Time: 6 Hours (with breaks and lunch at the pass)
Pace: Steady and slow
Trail Conditions: Class 1, maintained trail, rocky in spots
Highlights: Spectacular mountain and lake views from treeline
Maps: USGS Mt. Elbert 7.5 Minute Quad, Trails Illustrated #127 (Aspen/Independence Pass)

Audience: Adults Only

Location:

Mt. Massive NE side

Arkansas Headwaters

Additional Information:

Registration required

​AHRA 719-539-7289; Kerry Dietterich katherine.dietterich@state.co.us

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