The trail was named for a fire that swept through the area years ago. Large stands of aspen now flank the trail. You gain 1,000' in elevation the first mile. The trail continues climbing and meandering north to the junction with City Reservoir Trail #542 at 11,600' elevation.Water sources and camping spots are few. The trail crosses small streams after mile 4. The alpine meadows are full of blooming wildflowers in late July and in August. This area has excellent views and photographic possibilities. As with all high- altitude areas, storms can move in rapidly, bringing severe wind, lightning, rain, snow, or hail at any time of year. Plan accordingly.
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This hike is listed as One-Way.
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WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.