Anthracite Pass #1969


A very difficult day hike to a mountain pass through groves of aspen, pine forests and open meadows offering wonderful views of surrounding peaks. Due to the steep terrain, this trail is recommended for experienced backpackers. Camping is prohibited within 100 feet of the trail and streams. The trail starts a quarter mile up Yule Creek trail and ends at the pass. This is a short, very steep trail. Most people agree that the climb is worth the beautiful views from atop the Raggeds Wilderness. There is hiking and heavy horse use on this trail in the fall during hunting season. Great area to view wildflowers. You can also get to the pass from the Raspberry Creek trail.

At a Glance

Usage: Light
Restrictions: Anthracite Pass is within the Raggeds Wilderness, please educateyourself about Wilderness Ethics. * DOGS MUST BE LEASHED out of consideration for both other people and wildlife.* Trash, PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT* Limit group sizes to 25 people and/or stock/pack animals.* SANITATION - bury human waste 100 feet from water and 6 inches in the soil.
Closest Towns: Marble

General Information

Directions: ACCESS: Travel south on Colorado Hwy 133 for 25 miles past Carbondale. Turn left onto County road 3 and continue 7 miles to the town of Marble. Turn right at fire station and park at the old Marble Mill Historical Site. Cross the bridge and travel up the Marble quarry road 2 3/4 miles. The Yule Creek Trail #2083 trailhead is on your right, about 1/4 mile before the quarry.Shortly after beginning to hike up theYule Creek Trail take a right turn onto the Anthracite Pass.

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  Area/Length : 
3.7 miles

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  Elevation : 
9,120 Feet (2780 m) - 10,120 Feet (3084 m)one-way (3084 m)


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