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Phoenix Trail

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Length

1.6 Miles 2.5 Kilometers


Doubletrack

Elevation

1,109' 338 m

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Descent

14%

Avg Grade (8°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

11,408' 3,477 m

High

10,299' 3,139 m

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A steep mountain road climb to a scenic alpine bowl.

J. Bella

Overview

Closed during ski season when resort operations are underway. Usually snowpacked from October until mid-June.

Description

This steep route ascends Kachina Peak's lower slopes and is accessible during the summer months. Park at the Williams Lake trailhead across from the Wheeler Peak condos.

Ride down the Williams Lake Trail, pass the Bavarian and Phoenix Lodge by Lift #4, continue up the mountain road to where the Williams Lake trail branches left and there's a building on the outside of a switchback. Follow the switchback right then take the left at a road junction a little ways further. From here, the trail follows an old mountain road as it winds back and forth, beneath the ski lift, and crossing the ski runs on a challenging ascent to the base of Kachina Peak's north facing alpine bowl. Some of the climbs are steep and rocky and require lung-busting endurance and good tread, and maybe some hiking.

The views and feeling of accomplishment make this trail worth the effort.

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