Jasper Peak Summit Trail
It’s good that Jasper doesn’t appear on the map! The on-trail hikes in this area of the Indian Peaks see a lot of traffic, yet this mountain remains a mystery to most. Once you leave the trail, navigation through the trees is a fun challenge (without severe repercussions if you take a wrong turn). After finding your way through woods and meadows, you’ll find yourself in a pristine basin with the small, sparkling Lake Xanadu as the centerpiece. There is also a small plane wreck at the west end of the lake, a curious relic in such a remote area. Climb to a false summit that hides the true apex a short distance beyond. Strong hikers can continue the fun by taking the optional trek over to Mount Neva.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||3,010 ft|
|Skill Level||Moderate to Difficult; Class 2+|
|Trailhead Elevation||10,170 ft|
|Top Elevation||12,923 ft|
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