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Date Saturday  6/26/2021
End Date Monday  6/28/2021
Group Denver
Event Title BPX Backpack, Cathedral Lake, Snowmass Wilderness, 3-day Out and Back
Start Time 6:00 AM
Status Approved
Leader Uwe Sartori
Member Price Free
Available Participants Standby
Waitlist Participants 5
Type Trip
Trip Type Backpack
Pace Casual
Classification Difficult 
Trail Mileage 6
Elevation Gain 2100
Driving Distance 330


Meeting location and carpooling info will be provided via email prior to trip date.

For more info Contact

Uwe Sartori     720 257 8322




Description: 3 day backpack to Cathedral Lake. The hike is considered challenging, but the rewards from the high-alpine lake are worth every drop of sweat equity.


Day 1: Morning drive to trailhead, and backpack along Cathedral Lake trail to Cathedral Lake.  Setup camp in a suitable spot in a wide campground area.  Expect about 2.7 miles, 2,100' elevation gain.

Day 2: Options to climb a Centennial - Cathedral Peak, or 2 other 13'ers, Leahy Peak, Malamute Peak; or fish, hang around camp and explore.  A hike to Electric Pass, (highest foot trail pass in Colorado), is 4.8 miles, 1700' elevation gain round trip. 

Day 3: Day hike, same options as day 2.  Break camp mid-afternoon and return to trailhead.  Home in the evening.

General Requirements: A permit is required for entry into the Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness. These are free and can be found at the trailhead register boxes. Group size is limited to 10 persons.




BPX is a community of backpackers who respect, trust, help each other, and honor our commitments. By registering for this trip, you are committing to going on the trip and will cancel only for a true emergency. And if absolutely necessary, you agree to cancel as early as possible so another member may take your place on the trip.


COVID-19 and Colorado Mountain Club Protocols 


                                       The CMC Backpacking Section Follows Leave No Trace Principles



This program is currently full. If you would like to be placed on the wait list please complete the form below. If a spot opens up you will be contacted.

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