This popular and accessible trail leads up the meadow-filled valley of Grizzly Creek, ending high in a barren cirque that bears Grizzly Lake. The hike begins with a steady climb through spruce forest, following a broad avenue of roots and rocks that winds upward through the timber. Soon the trail starts zigzagging to compensate for the steepening slopes. After a steady climb, the trail runs east into the valley of Grizzly Creek. The trees draw back onto the neighboring slopes, and the trail wanders across grassy meadows. A stately rank of granite summits rises ahead, while a backward glance reveals the peaks beyond Lincoln Creek. Stick with the upper trail as the valley bends southward, and soon a jagged cockscomb can be seen ahead, rising from the ridgetop like a set of broken teeth.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||1,960 ft|
|Skill Level||Moderately strenuous|
|Season||Early July to mid-October|
|Trailhead Elevation||10,550 ft|
|Top Elevation||12,540 ft|
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