Ira Spring & Putrid Pete's Peak Trails


Day Hike - Rainbow Lake

Lets hike past the popular Mason Lake and head up to Rainbow Lake. We may have it all to ourselves. Come on all you swimmers, lets take a dip. Rainbow is a great place to get in.

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,550 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 4,400 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph

We will meet at the TH and start up the trial at 8:20 am. Arrive about 8:00 am for a parking spot.

Please be certain you are in the condition needed to enjoy this hike. This shouldn't be your first hike.


Ira Spring & Putrid Pete's Peak Trails

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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