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Date Monday  9/16/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Upper Blue Lake IPW*
Start Time 6:30 AM
Status Complete
Leader Jeff Damp
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants Full- Join Waitlist
Waitlist Participants 1
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification  B
Trail Mileage 8
Elevation Gain 1,500’
Driving Distance 100


Meet at Coors Tek parking lot, immediately East of CMC Office, Golden, CO

For more info Contact


Jeff Damp






From Mitchell Lake TL, in Brainard Lake Rec. Area, we will hike past Mitchell and Blue Lakes, before we head off-trail to the seldom-visited Upper Blue Lake (11,833’), high in a glacial cirque surrounded by Audubon, Paiute, Toll, Pawnee and Little Pawnee, all 13,000’ or close to it. There is some 3rd Class rock scrambling over the last 1/2 mile.  We will continue our tour of the  cirque by heading South, crossing alpine meadows called home by Ptarmigan and pikas, and then head back down to Blue Lake. 



This is a Bobcat trip: The Bobcats’ mission is to ensure a variety of challenging CMC trips for our mostly age 50+ constituents. We don’t have dues or elections and we invite all CMC members to sign up for any Bobcats trip. To join our free mailing list and become a Bobcat write or call CMC Membership Services at or (303) 279-3080.





We well make a rest stop on the way to the TH.



Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.