Music Pass / Sand Creek Lakes
Who wouldn’t want to walk to a place with a name like Music Pass? The pass was given this poetic name because some claim they can hear musical sounds when the wind blows over the surrounding mountains. I have not personally experienced that sensation, but I can attest to the magnificent mountain scenery that surrounds Music Pass and the Sand Creek Lakes. Even if you miss the legendary music, the hike across Music Pass to the lakes below can be a memorable endeavor. Many years ago it was possible to drive a 4WD vehicle all the way from the Grape Creek Trailhead to the summit of Music Pass, but that is no longer possible. Motor vehicles are still allowed on the first 2.9 miles of the road, as far as the Music Pass Trailhead, but the final 1.4 miles of the old Music Pass Road have long since been blocked off and converted to a foot path.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||1,910 ft|
|Skill Level||Well marked, easy to follow.|
|Season||Midsummer through mid-fall. The higher parts of the trail are generally covered with snow from mid-November through mid- July.|
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