Yale 360

Yale 360 - Trail Running Circumnavigating Mt. Yale
Distance – 21.8 mi
Vertical Gain – 5800 ft

This route is entirely runnable and combines speedy singletrack with breathtaking views, including an alpine lake, all while circumnavigating Mt. Yale (14,196′).

  • Start at Avalanche Trailhead
  • Head north on the Colorado Trail
  • At saddle, descend north to Silver Creek TH
  • Turn left at County Road 365, continuing to N. Cottonwood Creek TH (~1.5 mi 4×4 road)
  • At junction, take left onto Kroenke Lake trail toward Brown’s Pass
  • At Brown’s Pass, descend all the way down to Denny Creek TH
  • Turn left at Highway 306 and punch the gas to speed back to Avalanche TH, closing the loop
Total distance: 22.43 mi
Max elevation: 12628 ft
Min elevation: 9403 ft
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