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Windgate Pass to Inspiration Point and Return over Gateway Saddle

8:00 am at the trailhead

This moderate 7-8 mile loop hike will start at the Gateway Trailhead.  We will hike about 2.7 miles up to Inspiration Point then back track 1.2 mi. to the Gateway Loop Trail and up a half mile to Gateway Saddle.  From there we will continue clockwise, mostly downhill, on the loop back to the trailhead.  The ascent from the trailhead to Inspiration Point is approximately a 900’ with the additional climb to the saddle of about 200 ft.   You will be rewarded at Inspiration Point with beautiful views of the valley.  Bring 2 liters or water, a snack, hat and sturdy hiking shoes or boots.

DISTANCE:   7-8 miles

Difficulty:      Moderate 

ELEV. GAIN:  1,100 ft

DURATION:   approximately 3-4 hours

TRAIL STYLE: Lollipop Loop

FACILITIES:   Bathrooms and water at the trailhead 

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  • Kathleen K.

    Great pictures, Rosie! Wonderful group on the hike!

    November 11, 2013

    • Rosie

      Kathleen and Barb Thank You for being such a great host :-) looking forward to more hikes

      November 11, 2013

  • brenda

    is this hike 8 pm or 8 am? hopefully 8 am but there are conflicting times

    October 25, 2013

  • Kathy

    Sorry something came up and I won't make it.

    November 8, 2013

  • Kathy

    Anyone coming from east valley want to car pool?

    November 8, 2013

  • Donna and Doug b.

    What are directions Bell Pass Windgate Pass Loop from Fry's?

    October 25, 2013

    • Julie G.

      From Fry's go east on Thompson Peak. After you pass Legacy look for a sign for the Gateway Trail head. Turn left into the Gateway area. If you reach Bell you have passed the turn off for Gateway.

      October 26, 2013

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