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Alturas Creek

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Length

5.5 Miles 8.8 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

1,133' 345 m

Ascent

-25' -8 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

8,191' 2,497 m

High

7,083' 2,159 m

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Tour into the Smokeys with great views!

Chris Wandervans

Overview

The pass is snow bound until July and fallen trees are usually cut out by mid-July.

Description

The Alturas Lake trail starts on an old road that was decommissioned around 2003. The trail has really filled in on the old road section and now has a nice bridge over Alturas Creek. The grade of the trail is mellow in the beginning, but there are a number of rocky areas that will keep you on your toes.

Eventually, Alturas Creek brings you through a number of meadows and avalanche paths until finally, you get into some dense tree cover. You'll cross Alturas Creek once more and then the trail gets much steeper. From here, the trail climbs and is very rocky. The trail is also a great descent and can be used to access a number of other trails in the area to create some large loops.

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Aug 10, 2016
Josh Wrvck
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Has anyone ever ridden from alturas lake to Atlanta or vice versa? Would love to know trail conditions? How early in the year can you do it? Advice? Sep 23, 2016
Neil Etherington
Smithfield, UT
Neil Etherington   Smithfield, UT
I was just up in Atlanta for a whole week for a reunion. Very cool place! Having done Alturas Lake Trail to the top of the pass, and having done Decker Creek out of Atlanta to the top of that pass, there seems to be a very reasonable connection between the two. Some tough riding for sure, but doable. I'm already putting plans in place for an overnighter in Atlanta starting at Alturas Lake Aug 21, 2017

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