Berthoud Pass crosses the Continental Divide at 11,315 feet, and several scenic cirques, often white-rimmed by remnant cornices, highlight the west side of the road. One of these curved bowls is accessed by the Second Creek Trail. The trail begins on the right side of Second Creek and penetrates heavy conifer shade before edging out to the north and ascending, generally in the open, some 800 vertical feet. The steepish hike is accompanied by over six dozen wildflower species of many colors. But the crowning glory of Second Creek Trail is found just beyond a closed Forest Service cabin: the flower-lined cascades of First Creek. Wildflower Alert: This trail takes you along a flower-lined cascade as pretty as a picture postcard.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Nearby City||Winter Park|
|Season||Bloom is mid-July through August|
|Top Elevation||11,400 ft|
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