Missouri Gulch - Mount Belford
This hike, with its 4,660 feet of elevation gain, is a relatively strenuous choice, but the rewards are ample. After climbing for the first two miles the trail finally levels out in a high alpine valley with picturesque fourteen-thousand-foot peaks on both sides and, if you are lucky enough to be there in early August, a splendid carpet of wildflowers. There are no lakes in the upper Missouri Gulch, but water is abundant and many backpackers opt to spend day or two in the scenic valley. The hanging alpine meadow is particularly popular with peak baggers who come during the summer months to climb Mounts Belford, Oxford, and Missouri.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||4,660 ft|
|Skill Level||Most of the trail is well maintained and easy to follow .|
|Season||Midsummer through mid-fall. The trail is covered with snow from mid-November through June.|
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