The Mount Yale Trail via Browns Pass is a hiking trail located in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, USA. The trail leads to the summit of Mount Yale, which stands at an elevation of 14,196 feet. The trailhead is located at the Denny Creek Trailhead, which is accessible by car.
The trail is approximately 8.9 miles round trip, with an elevation gain of about 4,300 feet. The trail is considered to be strenuous, with steep sections and rocky terrain, and hikers should be in good physical condition and properly equipped for high-altitude hiking. The trail is a popular destination, and it can be busy during peak hiking season.
The trail passes through beautiful alpine landscapes, including fields of wildflowers in the summer and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. The summit of Mount Yale provides panoramic views of the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness and the surrounding area.
It is important to note that the trail is not well-marked in some sections, and hikers should come prepared with a map and compass, and be familiar with navigation techniques. The trail is open from late spring to early fall, and hikers should check weather and trail conditions before setting out, as the trail can be dangerous in adverse weather conditions.
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This trail can be completed in approx 2 days. Caution is advised on trail times as this depends on multiple variables. For more info, click here