A day hike to a high mountain valley. In 1882 a pair of prospectors named John Abbett and John Lynch found traces of precious metals in Waterloo Gulch. They developed claims known as the Abbett Mine, Iron Horse, Ajax No. 1 and No. 2, and Italian Boy. Today, most of the signs of mining have disappeared, and a little-known trail leads up into this pretty hanging valley, making a fine day hike from the Texas Creek Trailhead.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Nearby City||Buena Vista|
|Elevation Gain||2,090 ft|
|Skill Level||Moderately strenuous|
|Season||Early July to mid-October|
|Trailhead Elevation||9,900 ft|
|Top Elevation||11,970 ft|
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