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Blanca Peak Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.0 (6)

The singletrack trail from Lake Como to the summit of Blanca.


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Map Key

2.8

Miles

4.5

KM

Point to Point

14,262' 4,347 m

High

11,746' 3,580 m

Low

2,529' 771 m

Up

12' 4 m

Down

17%

Avg Grade (10°)

91%

Max Grade (42°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Lake · River/Creek · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

Follow the doubletrack from Lake Como up past the Blue Lakes. The trail turns to singletrack and continues up a steep headwall with a cascade. Crater Lake sits atop the next bench.

Once past Crater Lake, the trail switchbacks up the steep talus and scree to approximately the center of the saddle between Blanca Peak and Ellingwood Point. Head right up the ridge line to the summit.

Flora & Fauna

Many marmots out on rocks.

Contacts

Shared By:

A Sheaff

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  4.0 from 6 votes

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  4.0 from 6 votes
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#949

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#10,872

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Aug 31, 2019
Michael Lippmann
Aug 24, 2019
Naomi Winard
Aug 15, 2018
Ryley Rodriguez
Aug 12, 2018
Cullen Moore
Hike up Lake Como Rd. Start 1517 End 1945 Camped on stream Start 1100 Blanca 1430 Ellingwood 1525
Jun 12, 2018
jdwalker@gmx.com