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10.25.13.....Hope Valley

Hike Details:
  • Elevation - 7,000 - 8,000 ft.
  • Location - Off of Highway 88, past the intersection of Highway 89. We parked in the lot of Sorenson's Resort, website here, the trailhead starts right outside their property. They're very helpful, just stop by the office and ask for directions.
  • Mileage - 4+ miles
  • Hiking time - 3 hours
  • Route - we hiked up to the ridge overlooking Sorenson's Resort and Hope Valley
  • Weather -gorgeous fall day
We missed the peak time of the fall colors by a few weeks, but it was still gorgeous and gave us a taste of what it must have been like. This will definitely be a repeat trip next year.

 Follow the yellow brick road (literally!). That rock cliff in the center of the picture below is where we hiked up to -- looks daunting, but it wasn't too tough of a climb.

 There was a little patch of snow lingering from an early fall snowstorm.

 One of the adorable cabins (St. Nick's Cabin) at Sorenson's Resort

 Yes, the colors really were this intense!