Ute Trail West

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Miles Rt Grade Elev. Gain High Point Terrain Drive Time
4.3 G -1135 11760 F Moderate

This is a beautiful nature walk down tundra slopes through massive displays of alpine wildflowers, krumholtz, & willows. The route follows that of the Native American Peoples who used the trail to cross the mountains from winter to summer hunting grounds. A portion of it follows the old Fall River road that dates back to 1918. We will drop through lush subalpine forest through easy switchbacks to Poudre Lake at Milner Pass following the continental divide .
1 liter water, lunch, rain gear, an extra layer of clothes, hat and gloves, sunscreen, sunglasses, and sturdy shoes.Park pass & $ for driver.

Hike Difficulty
A = Most Difficult
B = Challenging
C = Harder
D = Hard
E = More Moderate
F = Moderate
G = Easy
H = Easiest


To meet the prerequisite for A-D hikes, you must have completed without difficulty a YMCA of the Rockies (Hikemaster-lead) hike of no more than two grades lower within two weeks before the hike. This means a C hike is the prerequisite for an A hike*; a D hike is a prerequisite for B hike; an E hike is a prerequisite for a C hike, and an F hike meets the requirements for D Hike.

Hikes graded A-D must have three guests, and hikes graded E-H must have two guests to go. This is for safety reasons. Hikes will be canceled if too few guests sign up


A variety of circumstances may change the schedule of this hike. It is imperative that all hikers check in at the Sweet Memorial hiking desk no later than 5 pm the day before the hike. Please bring your Y lodge room number or cabin name at that time.




















































































Skills

D Hikes
E Hikes
F Hikes

Location

Meet at the Sweet Memorial Building.

Instructor

Clyde McKinney

2017-07-23 19:15:00 UTC

About YMCA of the Rockies

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2515 Tunnel Rd
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