Copper Mountain, CO
For a sensational taste of high-country splendor, both floral and scenic, reserve some time for the trek up Searle Gulch. Mining activity, historic and contemporary, is evident in the general area. Sandwiched between Elk Ridge on the south and Jacque Ridge on the north, Searle Gulch is a delectable wildflower repository. Late July summons up about 100 species. Easygoing most of the way, the trail ascends steadily and steepens along the second half of the trip. The incidence and mass of wildflowers keeps pace with the trail as it passes into the alpine zone at 11,500 feet. Nearly the entire hike is under open skies. Wildflower Alert: Fabulous high-country color is experienced on the way to a pass with a marvelous mountain view—and a “century” trail to boot.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Nearby City||Copper Mountain|
|Season||Bloom is July through August|
|Top Elevation||12,020 ft|
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