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Date Monday  1/22/2018
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Hells Hole Trail*
Start Time 6:30 AM
Status Complete
Leader Ken Yaphe
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 5
Type Trip
Trip Type Snowshoe
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate 
Trail Mileage 10
Elevation Gain 2000'
Driving Distance 60


Meet at Wooly Mammoth parking lot, I-70, across from the Gas station.

For more info Contact

Ken Yaphe, 720-985-9103


We'll start up the road for about a mile until we reach the official trailhead just past the campground. Traveling along West Chicago Creek for about a mile, the trail climbs steadily through a large grove of aspen trees. The second and third miles are rockier but less steep. When the trail ends at Hells Hole, the area opens to an alpine willow grove. Grey Wolf Mountain stands before you like a giant backdrop.

Several twisted, 2000 year old Bristlecone pines are found at trail's end. However, while this is our destination, the last mile of the trail is difficult to follow, especially when snow covered, which may result in some bushwhacking. 

Dress for winter conditions. Snowshoes mandatory. Please let me know if you're willing to drive.



This is a Bobcat trip. The Bobcats mission is to ensure a variety of challenging CMC trips, especially “B Difficult” and “C” hikes and Difficult Snowshoes, for our mostly age-50+ constituents.  We may sponsor other activities of interest to our members, everything from bike rides to camping.  Although we have members, our trips are non-exclusive.  We welcome all CMC members to sign up for any Bobcats trip regardless of age or Bobcats membership. To join our mailing list, write the Bobcats at

Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.