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Elk Park Trail #652 is a 4.85 mile one way hike with 358 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 15 miles west of Colorado Springs Colorado. September and June are the best months to enjoy this hike.
A marvelous view of the peak's rugged north face and surrounding mountains and valleys spreads out below this timberline viewpoint. A 5.2 mile trail following an old road heads southeast from here and drops into North Pit, an abrupt glacier-carved cirque. This trail connects to Barr Trail and Barr Camp. This is a great photo opportunity area.
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This hike is listed as One-Way.
When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
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.