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Milner Pass Trailhead

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Mount Ida
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Mount Ida

 
Photo by Tom Veik.

Trailhead Elevation: 10,758 feet
Destination Elevation: 12,880 feet
Elevation Gain (two way): 2362 feet   (What's This?)
Distance (one way): 4.5 miles
Difficulty Index (two way): 13.7   (What's This?)

The trail to Mount Ida starts at Milner Pass and follows a path through the tundra just slightly below the continental divide most of the way to the summit.  You'll have great views of the Never Summer Range to the west and a good chance of seeing big horn sheep along the way.  From the summit of Mount Ida, enjoy exceptional views of the Gorge Lakes area.  Most of this trail is above tree line so don't hike this trail if there is any threat of lightning.
Hike Reports

Day 3 Mount Ida   By fgrimes
Mount Ida   By Tom Veik
07-07-28 Mount Ida   By slowpoke
Our Adventure on Mt. Ida   By Bill & Sandy Powers
Mt. Ida with Igloo Ed   By John Swadley
Mt Ida, July 28, 2008   By hector
08-10-04 Mt. Ida   By slowpoke
5th Day Mount Ida   By renate1
Labor Day Weekend 2010   By zzcoop

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