Ben Tyler Trail to Kenosha Ridge
Distance: Approx. 11.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 3,400 Feet (range from 8,300 to 11,700 feet)
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The Pre-Meet: We will depart the Parking Lot at the Fort at 8:00 a.m. Parking at the trailhead is very limited.
The Ben Tyler Trail is an excellent pathway into the beautiful Lost Creek Wilderness area. We will start from the Ben Tyler Trailhead off of U.S. 285 and hike up to the Kenosha Peak ridgeline. This is a heavily wooded hike, and we will pass a mix of aspen, pine forest and mountain wildflowers as we loosely follow Ben Tyler Creek. There are decent views of the surrounding peaks from the saddle. While it is possible to continue up to climb some of these peaks, that is more than we can comfortably cover in a day. We will picnic in the saddle before heading back to the trailhead.
Apres Hike: T.B.D.
What to Bring –
As always, you are responsible for your own safety and well-being on this hike, but here is some suggested gear:
Several layers of clothing
Good hiking boots
Poles – optional
You may also want ice traction devices. While I am not expecting much snow at this elevation, you never know this time of year.