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Emerald Lake Trail #523, CO

CO > Southwest
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Rated  Favorite Wish List CO > Southwest
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Distance One Way 8.97 miles
Trailhead Elevation 8,379 feet
Elevation Gain 3,282 feet
Accumulated Gain 3,711 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 21.34
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West Weminuche Wilderness
38  2014-07-04 VolcanoCLMBR
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Routes 16,182
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Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
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Preferred   Jul, Aug, Jun, Sep
Sun  5:21am - 7:08pm
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Likely In-Season!
The Emerald Lake trail is 8.6 miles long. It begins at Forest Trail 523 - Pine River Trail. and ends at Moon Lake. A moderate climb, interspersed with flat meadows, takes you to Emerald Lakes at 10 miles. Within ¼ mile south of the lakes to ½ mile north of the lakes, camping, campfires, and grazing or tethering stock are not allowed, except in designated sites. There are only 8 sites.The alpine meadows are full of blooming wildflowers in late July and in August. There are excellent views and photographic possibilities. Water can be found off the trail in most of the tributaries, but, due to Giardia, it should be filtered. 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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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.

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