Summerland & Panhandle Gap


Day Hike - Summerland

Summerland is rarely like summer, but it is in late July. The flowers, wildlife and habitat diversity are bodaceous.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,100 ft
  • Pace: slow with stops

65th Street Park and ride at 7 AM.

From forest to meadow to riparian habitat this hike aims to please. Gaze up the fryingpan glacier. See the fields of lilies, columbine and saxifrages and then head up above summerland to a moonlike landscape with roaring creeks and alpine flowers. 


Summerland & Panhandle Gap

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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