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From Sprague Lake parking area in Rocky Mountain National Park, we hiked up the Boulder Brook Trail, then turned left onto the North Longs Peak Trail, and finally departed the trail before Granite Pass to summit Battle Mountain.
With an elevation gain of 3333 feet, this is a nice stay-in-shape hike. The Boulder Brook Trail is one of the nicest in the park, and the views from the tundra on the North Longs Peak Trail are marvelous. An added bonus is that both the Boulder Brook Trail and the North Longs Peak Trail are some of the least used trails in the park. You're unlikely to meet many people. We met a group of 4 people above treeline who said they topped out at Granite Pass, and they mentioned seeing groundhogs (marmots?) there. Must have been from Texas.
It took about 3 and a half hours to reach the top of Battle Mountain, with lots of stops to enjoy the natural world, take video and pictures. The total trip time was about 7 hours, with total distance of 10.5 miles.
|Place Name||Elev [ft]||Accuracy [ft]||Position (lat,lon)|
|Sprague Lake parking area||8730||20||40.32037,-105.60902|
|Battle Mountain summit||12063||20||40.27823,-105.59865|
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