Approximately 9.2 miles and 3200 feet of elevation gain for spectacular scenery in continental divide. We’ll hike up to Mt Audubon and then Pauite Peak and down to blue lake. This hike has class 2 scrambling and some moderate class 3 climbing sections. Please, bring a helmet. We may need ice axe or microspikes depending on snow conditions.
Start Elevation: 10500’
End Elevation: 13210’
Skill Level: Strenuous
Carpool location: Boulder County Justice Center, Coordinates: 40°00'52.8"N 105°17'12.4"W
Trailhead location: Mitchell Lake Trailhead, Coordinates: 40°05'00.5"N 105°34'52.4"W
This hike is for the fit and acclimated.
You will need a park pass to enter the park, or the cost is $11 per car. There are a number of us with passes, but you may be in a car that has to pay the fee, so be prepared and either way, you should offer you driver money for gas as well as something towards the cost of the pass or entrance fee.
Meet at 5:00am at Boulder County Justice Center to organize carpool.
If you are driving to trailhead by yourself, meet us at 5:55am at Mitchell Lake trailhead. We will start hiking promptly at 6am so don't be late.
Make sure to bring water, snacks, raincoat and helmet.
Bad weather postpones/cancels.
By attending this hike, you assume all responsibility for your own safety. Mountaineering in Colorado can be very dangerous. Altitude sickness, dehydration, and fast-building storms are the most common problems. Please be in shape and self-sufficient.