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Trail: Tabor Creek #2185
Region: Independence Pass area
Difficulty: moderate
Description: Follow the old jeep trail down to Lincoln Creek and cross the creek. There is no bridge and the creek can be high in spring and early summer. Look for fallen trees as an aid in crossing. After crossing the creek the trail climbs steeply and in 1/2 mile it crosses a wooden bridge over an aqueduct. The trail then becomes more moderate following the stream through the woods before it crosses and emerges into a vast open valley. The valley is often marshy. As the valley narrows the trail climbs through alpine tundra. Cairns mark the way in those areas where the trail is hard to follow. The last section is steep climbing to the pass through tundra and then rocks. The trail here is unmarked with little or no cairns.
Directions: Drive 11 miles east of Aspen on Highway 82 to Lincoln Creek Road. Turn right and drive 4.1 miles to the Tabor Creek Trailhead on the right. Although a 4WD vehicle is not necessary, high clearance is a must.
Map: USGS New York Peak


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